DERMATOLOGY: Edited by Albert YanDigital dermatoses: skin disorders engendered by social media in tweens and teensYoung, Trevor K.; Oza, Vikash S. Author Information The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA Correspondence to Vikash S. Oza, MD, 240 38th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA. Tel: +1 212 263 5250; fax: +1 212 253 1268; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Pediatrics: August 2021 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 373-379 doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000001037 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Photograph-based social media use among children and adolescents has skyrocketed over the past decade, raising concerns about the implications for self-confidence and behavior in this population. Social media ‘challenges’ encourage participants to complete potentially dangerous tasks while sharing their completion of the tasks on social media. Many of these challenges affect the skin and lead to recognizable findings on physical examination. This review discusses the history of prominent social media challenges and their effects on the skin. Attention is also given to the effects of social media trends on self-confidence and body image in children and adolescents. Recent findings Over the past several years, there have been several notable social media trends that can harm the skin. These include the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, salt and ice challenge, deodorant challenge, eraser challenge, fire challenge, and hot water challenge. Participation in these challenges can cause morbidity in children and adolescent that should be recognized by clinicians. Summary Social media has become an important platform for communication and self-expression among children and adolescents. Pediatricians should remain aware of social trends in this age group and look out for cutaneous findings that may signal dangerous behavior on social media. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.