Research + News | Topic: Apps
Nov 13, 2017
Amazon Revolutionizes Teen Allowances
Amazon has launched a new program that allows parents to set up, fund and manage shopping accounts for their teens. Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2017
Devastated Teens Lose Their Streaks After Snapchat Goes Down
Horrified Snapchatters have awoken to a bleak set of circumstances after Snapchat stopped working for users. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2017
On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters
The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.
Nov 6, 2017
Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug
Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.
Nov 2, 2017
Teenager Warns About App That Lets You Post Anonymously
Sarahah is one of the top mobile apps in the United States, and it’s one that many parents don’t know exists. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2017
Genius Ways Companies Get Kids To Do Their Marketing For Them
From check-ins to treasure hunts, today’s promotional campaigns rely on kids’ influence to go viral. Read this blog from Common Sense Media here.
Oct 13, 2017
Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools
From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.
Sep 13, 2017
Fathers Warns Parents About Popular App After His 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Asked To Send Suggestive Photos
When Brad Summer’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, was asked by a stranger to send nude pictures of herself through a popular music app, he knew he had to warn other parents about the dangers of social media. Read the article here.
Sep 13, 2017
These Are The 10 Most Used Smartphone Apps
When it comes to smartphone apps, Facebook and Google dominate. Read the list here.
Aug 25, 2017
Apps Connect Friends To Form A Safety Response Network
Going to friends for help has become instinctual for youth, with 73% saying they turn to their friends as a support system just as they would their family. Along with evolutions of wearable safety devices, new apps are providing safety platforms that connect friends to provide an extra layer of security. Read the rest of the article here.