Research + News | Topic: Anonymity
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
Mar 25, 2016
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.
Mar 25, 2016
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.
Feb 22, 2016
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.
Jan 25, 2016
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.