Research + News | Topic: Apps
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
Teens Have Never Known A World Without Data Sharing, And It’s Creating A False Sense Of Security
The next generation — Generation Alpha, born 2010 and later — has had a digital footprint since birth. We have to recognize the positive impacts — connection, community, support, entertainment and creativity — while discussing potential harms. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2021
TikTok Accounts Of Younger Teens Will Now Be Private By Default, All Minor Users Will Have Tighter Privacy
TikTok has made a set of changes to its app that will set the accounts of teenage users between 13 and 15 years private by default and also enable tighter privacy protections for all users under the age of 18. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2020
What Parents Need To Know About Yubo, The ‘Tinder for Teens’
The app enables teenagers (or adults pretending to be them) to find others with similar interests and chat through private messaging or via public live streams. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2020
TikTok Is More Popular Than Instagram Among US Teens, Study Finds
TikTok continues to reign supreme among US teens, according to data from a new study. For the first time, it now surpasses Instagram. Read the article here.
Oct 14, 2020
U.S. Adults Will Spend Over 3.5 Hours Per Day On Mobile Apps In 2020
US adults will spend an average of 4 hours, 1 minute (4:01) on mobile internet per day in 2020, with 3:35 of that time spent on mobile apps. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2020
Keeping Kids’ Data Private
A new study conducted found that child-centered games or educational apps are collecting and sharing the data of children as young as preschool. Read the article here.
Sep 25, 2020
Kids In The UK Are Now Spending More Money On ‘Fortnite’ And ‘Roblox’ Than Candy And Books
Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported. Read the article here.
Aug 20, 2020
Did Fortnite Just Kill The App Store As We Know It?
Fortnite maker Epic Games sent shockwaves through the tech industry this week when it sued Apple and Google, claiming both companies’ app stores are monopolies. Read the article here.
Jun 16, 2020
Talk To Tweens About Health App Use
Tweens use health apps to track fitness and nutrition, sleep and wellbeing, but parents have concerns. Read the article here.