Research + News | Topic: Apps
Dec 9, 2019
TikTok Admits It Suppressed Videos By Disabled, LBGTQ, And Fat Creators
TikTok, a social network video app with more than 1 billion downloads globally, admitted Tuesday to a set of policies that had suppressed the reach of content created by users assumed to be “vulnerable to cyberbullying.” Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2019
Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use The App. It’s Not The Only One.
Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match — but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish. Read the article here.
Sep 24, 2019
Amish Teens Embracing TikTok, Finding Fame On The Social Media App
Videos have surfaced on TikTok and Twitter of Amish users doing everything from riding a horse and buggy to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” building to the song “Barbie Girl” and some who just answer questions about Amish life. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2019
It’s Ridiculously Easy For Kids To Cheat Now
Because homework-help apps and sites can either give students all the answers or provide much-needed support, parents need to make sure kids are using these tools properly. Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2019
Five Apps You’ve Never Heard Of That Teens Are Using To Shop
Generation Z now has $143 billion in buying power and is entering a back-to-school season with more purchasing happening on smartphones than ever. Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2019
These Are The Social Media Platforms Teens Are Ditching In 2019
Teenagers and young adults are moving away from Facebook in favor of platforms like YouTube and Snapchat, a new survey conducted by Business Insider found. Read the article here.
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.
Jun 18, 2019
Teens Take TikTok To The Top
TikTok has been downloaded more than a billion times around the world, with more downloads last year than any other non-game app besides WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Facebook. And teens are driving much of its popularity and success. Read the article here.
May 28, 2019
How Kids’ Allowance Works In The Smartphone Age
When it comes to teaching children about money, chore charts are out, electronic accounts are in. Read the article here.
May 24, 2019
What’s AirDrop And Why Are Kids Using It?
What parents need to know about AirDrop, the Apple feature that lets you instantly share photos, files, and other content and can expose kids and teens to inappropriate content. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.