Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship

How Much Of Your Stuff Belongs To Big Tech?

In the digital era, the old rule book on ownership doesn’t work anymore. But beware of what’s replacing it. Read the article here.

Boys Who Spend Lots Of Time Online More Likely To Cyberbully

The study also found that boys were more likely to engage in cyberbullying than girls. Read the article here.

Instagram For Kids?! 3 Red Flags Every Parent Should Consider

Protect Young Minds provides reasons that Instagram for kids is not developmentally age-appropriate. Read the article here.

Advocacy Groups Urge FTC To Be Tougher On Google With Protecting Kids Privacy On Apps

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) said they plan to file a complaint with the FTC Wednesday asking regulators to investigate how the Google Play Store promotes apps for kids. Read the article here.

Selfie-Centered Kids? How To Teach Empathy With 5 Quick And Easy Activities

From a new article at ProtectYoungMinds.org:

Research shows that there’s a startling decline in empathy among kids. And in a world where capturing the perfect selfie, garnering likes and followers, and achieving social media fame are highly valued, it’s not hard to see why kids are becoming selfie-centered.

Read the full article here.

One Year Into Pandemic, What Are Kids And Parents Learning About Tech?

Physically being in school with friends and teachers is best, but it seems kids have made big gains in becoming tech savvy. Read the article here.

Teens Film TikTok Prank Telling 8-Year-Old Her Parents Died – How Should They Be Punished?

If you suspect your child is bullying others online or off, experts say parents need to be on the front lines of fixing the problem. Read the article here.

Selfie-Image Problem: 9 In 10 Young Women Edit, Filter Photos Before Posting Them Online

Most young women in the survey said they’re frequently bombarded with tailored ads for beauty products and cosmetic surgeries. Read the article here.

Almost 40% Of University Students Surveyed Are Addicted To Their Phones

A team of researchers at King’s College London has found that nearly 40% of students surveyed exhibited symptoms of addiction to their smartphone. Read the article here.

Many Teens Live Online, Alone. Here’s How To Stay Connected In The Pandemic

For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Read the article here.