Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
Sep 16, 2019
I Won’t Buy My Teenagers Smartphones
Denying a teen a smartphone in 2019 is a tough decision, and one that requires an organized and impenetrable defense. Read the article here.
Sep 5, 2019
Inspired By Video Game, Teenage Girl Leaves Home And Travels 10 Cities In 18 Days
The 15-year-old from Uttarakhand got so addicted to Taxi Driver 2 that she wanted to be on the move constantly and ran away from home to live her life like in the mobile game. Read the article here.
Aug 30, 2019
MTV’s New ‘Ghosted’ Show Draws Backlash For Romanticizing Stalking
MTV is launching a Catfish-esque show to help those who have been ghosted by former lovers confront their ghoster, and many people don’t approve of the message the show is sending. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2019
Teens Exchange Nude Selfies; Now, One Must Register As A Sex Offender
Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling last week that required a juvenile boy to register as a sex offender after sexting and trading erotic pictures with two girls roughly his age, a split decision that highlights states’ recent struggles with applying laws passed in a less tech-heavy age. Read the article here.
Jun 17, 2019
Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens
New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2019
Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now!
Nip screen-time excesses in the bud with summer screen rules that start today. Read this blog post for suggestions from Common Sense Media here.
May 24, 2019
Dear Parents: The Internet Never Forgets
Many children growing up today will discover that their digital footprint began in utero and didn’t stop there. This phenomenon has come to be known as “sharenting”—when parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media, creating an indelible trail of digital bread crumbs. Watch a video report covering this issue here.
May 22, 2019
The Rise Of Teen Burner Phones And What To Do About Them
Time Elmore takes a look at the issue of teens using burner phones. Read his blog post here.
May 16, 2019
How Social Networks Are Recruiting Teenage Extremists
The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be. Read the article here.
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.