Research + News | Topic: Anonymity

Facebook Is Paying Teens To Install A ‘Research’ App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, its vampiric psuedo-VPN that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. Read the article here.

Experts Warn Of Teen’s Secret Digital Lives

Today’s kids are meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps. Read the full article here.

Cyberbullying’s Chilling Trend: Teens Anonymously Target Themselves Online

Cyberbullying is not a new phenomenon. But an alarming number of teenagers are anonymously posting mean things online — about themselves. Read the article here.

Teenager Warns About App That Lets You Post Anonymously

Sarahah is one of the top mobile apps in the United States, and it’s one that many parents don’t know exists. Read the article here.

A Surprising Number Of Teenagers Are Engaging In ‘Digital Self-Harm,’ The Practice Of Being Mean To Yourself Online

A new study found 6% of US teens anonymously post or share mean things about themselves online. Read the article here.

Digital Self-Harm Among Adolescents

“Digital self-harm” is the anonymous online posting, sending, or otherwise sharing of hurtful content about oneself. Read the article here.

Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.

Read the article from NPR here.

Teen Social Messaging App Sparks Concern Among Parents

Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online

Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.

Snapchat, Kik and 6 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love

Common Sense Media discusses new apps that give teens lots more opportunities to overshare (or worse). Read the article here.