Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint
Apr 1, 2021
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.
Mar 26, 2021
Facebook Is Working On An Instagram For Kids
Vishal Shah, Instagram’s vice president of product, reportedly announced the initiative in a Facebook post for employees. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
Teens Have Never Known A World Without Data Sharing, And It’s Creating A False Sense Of Security
The next generation — Generation Alpha, born 2010 and later — has had a digital footprint since birth. We have to recognize the positive impacts — connection, community, support, entertainment and creativity — while discussing potential harms. Read the article here.
Nov 20, 2020
Twitter Intros Fleets: Tweets That Disappear After 24 Hours
Following in the footsteps of Snapchat snaps and Instagram and Facebook “stories,” Twitter is rolling out fleets—tweets that disappear after 24 hours. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2020
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.
Sep 16, 2020
5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone
Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.
Sep 16, 2020
YouTube Hit With UK Class Action Style Suit Seeking $3BN+ For ‘Unlawful’ Use Of Kids’ Data
The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking U.K. and European data protection laws by unlawfully targeting up to five million under-13-year-olds with addictive programming and harvesting their data for advertisers. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2020
How Teens Are Using Anonymous Google Docs – And Enlisting A YouTube Star – To Out Allegedly Racist Classmates
At a time in America when offensive statues and executives alike are toppling, a similar reckoning is occurring, out of view of most adults, among the country’s teenagers and college students. Read the article here.
Mar 3, 2020
The Terror Of Teen Drivers: Parents Track Their Kids Without Being In The Car
Apps allow parents and insurers to track teen drivers, though sometimes it backfires. Read the article here.