Research + News | Topic: Apps
Feb 21, 2018
For Some Parents, Snapchat Usage Is A Concern
Of the many major social networking apps out there, parents have expressed the most concern about their teens using Snapchat. Read the article here.
Feb 2, 2018
Health Experts Urge Facebook To Shut Down Messenger Kids
Child development advocates are calling on Facebook to discontinue its new Messenger Kids app, which is targeted at 6 to 12 year olds. Read the article here.
Jan 16, 2018
The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsession
The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products like Snapchat, Instagram, and Netflix is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked. Read the article here.
Dec 4, 2017
Facebook’s Newest App Is A Chat Service For Kids
Facebook is launching a new chat app for kids, the company announced Monday. Read the article here.
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.