Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint

Facebook Launches Youth Portal To Educate Teens On The Platform, How Their Data Is Being Used

Facebook has released a new Youth Portal that offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service, how to stay secure, while also helping them understand how their data is used. Read the article here.

Study Finds Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

There’s little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. Read the article here.

Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online

More than a quarter of parents use a device to track or monitor their kids’ online activity. Read the article here.

Germany Bans Kids’ Smartwatches That Can Be Used For Eavesdropping

A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ school. Read the article here.

College Grads Have Nothing To Hide From Employers On Social Media

A few even think of their followings as an asset to employers. Read the article here.

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Kids’ Privacy Zone

A report from Common Sense Media that examines five pressing privacy developments related to kids, media and technology. Access the report here.

Talk To Your Teenager About Digital Literacy

Many young people have not yet fully grasped that what they share online can derail their future. Read the article here.

9 Ways To Help Teens Manage Their Social Media Footprint

As parents, there are plenty of ways we can encourage them to make better decisions online, not to mention, IRL (in real life). Read the article here.

Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging

Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.