Research + News | Topic: Apps

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

This year’s hottest social media can fill the school day with drama and distraction. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

An Internal Email Shows How Facebook Learned Of A ‘Psychological Trick’ To Get Teens To Try A New Product

Tbh, a former Facebook owned app, created private Instagram accounts, then followed teen users to trigger their curiosity. Read the full article here.

Momo Challenge: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Parents are worried that a new challenge known as the Momo Challenge  — rumored to be a suicide challenge on WhatsApp — might be the successor to the Blue Whale Challenge. Read the article here.

Teens Are Seeking Out Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn

A new phenomenon called Snapchat dysmorphia has popped up. Read the article here.

How Do Photo Retouching Apps Affect Impressionable Teens On Social Media?

Facetune and Facetune 2, which can instantly zap away perceived imperfections on any photo, have together been downloaded a whopping 50 million times since the first one was launched in 2013. Read the article here.

17 Apps And Websites Kids Are Heading To After Facebook

Social media apps that let teens do it all — text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos — often fly under parents’ radars. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

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.

Apps And Online Behaviors To Be Wary Of With Our Kids

Secret or hidden apps, enhanced password protection, and even apps that facilitate drug purchases have provided tweens and teens with seemingly unfettered access to content and behaviors that their parents would most likely never condone. Read the article here.

Fortnite On Android Is Coming This Summer

Epic has revealed that is planning to launch its battle royale shooter for Google’s mobile operating system this summer. Read the article here.

Battle Royale(ty) – Top Fortnite Players To Watch

With the game entering the cultural zeitgeist and players earning celebrity status—particularly among teen boys—here are a few gamers to keep an eye on. Read the article here.