Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight, 2020

The latest research from Common Sense Media is now available. Access the report here.

How To Talk To Kids And Teens About Misinformation

Being young has never been easy, but it’s especially tough when social media, television programs, and maybe even the adults in your life often twist truth into misinformation. Read the article here.

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.

Why Teens Are Falling For TikTok Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracies like Pizzagate are all over the social media platform. Here’s why they’ve found an audience there. Read the article here.

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.

‘The Social Dilemma’ And The Big Dilemma

The film examines how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others are able to bend our will toward company profit by perfectly curating our online experience. Read the article here.

What We Overlooked In The Switch To Remote Learning

America’s rapid and urgent transition to online school has come with a host of unforeseen consequences that are only getting worse as it continues into the fall. Read the article here.

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.

Porn Spam On Your Kid’s Google Drive?! 3 Things You Need To Know Now

Do your kids have a Chromebook or a Google account for school or personal use? If so, they also have access to Google Drive.

And that means your kids have a direct and unfiltered path for predators to send them sexually explicit material.

Read the rest of this post from Protect Young Minds by clicking here.

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.