Research + News | Topic: Anonymity
Jun 18, 2019
New Yolo Anonymous Q&A App Attracts Millions Of Teenage Users, Has Parents Wary
YOLO is the hottest app out according to the app store, but more people are realizing the negative aspects of the anonymous question and answer app. Read the article here.
May 13, 2019
Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram Transform How Today’s Teens Bully Each Other
Today’s cyberbullies no longer rely on chat-based venues, such as texting or instant messages. Instead, social media platforms, sometimes used anonymously, are employed to strengthen mob mentalities and the shame of victims. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
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.
Jul 9, 2018
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.
Nov 9, 2017
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.
Nov 2, 2017
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.
Oct 30, 2017
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.
Oct 25, 2017
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.
Nov 3, 2016
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.
May 11, 2016
Teen Social Messaging App Sparks Concern Among Parents