Research + News | Topic: Apps
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.
Jun 9, 2020
Most Parents Concerned About Privacy, Body Image Impact Of Tweens Using Health Apps
Health apps have become a popular tool among teens and adults to track fitness, weight loss, sleep and even menstrual cycles – but are they appropriate for tweens? Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2020
A New TikTok Clone Hit The Top Of The App Store By Paying Users To Watch Videos
TikTok has a new competitor: Zynn, a nearly button-for-button clone of TikTok that differentiates itself with one key twist — it pays users to sign up, watch videos, and convince others to follow suit. Read the article here.
May 11, 2020
U.S. Consumers Are Flocking To TikTok
The short-video app added 12 million unique visitors in March, up nearly 50% since January. Read the article here.
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.