Research + News | Topic: Apps

Young Women Often Face Sexual Harassment Online – Including On Dating Sites And Apps

Online dating has grown in popularity, but many young women report experiencing some form of harassment on these platforms, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Read the article here.

App Monitors Teens’ Phones So Parents Don’t Have To

Developers say that because the app monitors tens of thousands of teens, it can pick up on trends and understands the way teens communicate. Read the article here.

Teens Are Swapping AirPods And Using Google Translate To Secretly Talk To Each Other In School

One TikTok user demonstrated how swapping AirPods and using Google Translate is an effective way to communicate secretly. Read the article here.

Apps To Watch Out For

Stay on top of the popular titles teens are already using. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.

Tinder Year Ender: How Gen Z Changed Dating In 2019

When it comes down to who is looking for love on Tinder, Gen Z took over the swipe-focused dating app. Read the article here.

Photo Roulette, The Hot App That Makes Teens Cringe And Parents Fret

Popular game draws images from players’ camera rolls at random, causing embarrassment, raising privacy concerns. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.