Research + News | Topic: Apps
Mar 16, 2020
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.
Feb 25, 2020
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.
Jan 24, 2020
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.
Jan 23, 2020
Apps To Watch Out For
Stay on top of the popular titles teens are already using. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.
Jan 2, 2020
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.
Dec 19, 2019
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.
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.