Research + News | Topic: Accountability
Apr 1, 2021
Advocacy Groups Urge FTC To Be Tougher On Google With Protecting Kids Privacy On Apps
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) said they plan to file a complaint with the FTC Wednesday asking regulators to investigate how the Google Play Store promotes apps for kids. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2021
On TikTok, Mental Health Creators Are Confused For Therapists. That’s A Serious Problem
Creators who purport to reduce the stigma around mental health issues may be unintentionally spreading misinformation on the app, where people who post about mental health are easily confused with real professionals making similar content. Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2021
YouTube To Launch Parental Control Features For Families With Tweens and Teens
YouTube announced this morning it will soon introduce a new experience designed for teens and tweens who are now too old for the schoolager-focused YouTube Kids app, but who may not be ready to explore all of YouTube. Read the article here.
Feb 5, 2021
Children Can ByPass Age Verification Procedures In Popular Social Media Apps
Lero study shows children can bypass apps’ age verification measures by lying. Read the article here.
Sep 25, 2020
What We Overlooked In The Switch To Remote Learning
America’s rapid and urgent transition to online school has come with a host of unforeseen consequences that are only getting worse as it continues into the fall. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2020
5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone
Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.
May 12, 2020
Social Media Influencers Could Get Teens To Follow Social Distancing Guidelines, Say Researchers
Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes. Read the article here.
Apr 15, 2020
You Lie, I Snoop? How Parents Monitor Teens’ Information
Getting teens to open up is an age-old struggle. Read the article here.
Jan 28, 2020
I Monitor My Teens’ Electronics, And You Should Too
Jan 6, 2020
Enforcing Cellphone Rules For Teenagers
Many families draft a personal contract that lays out the rules of cellphone usage for their children. Read the article here.