Research + News | Topic: Anonymity

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.

Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim

Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.

9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. Read the rest of the article here.