Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint
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 24, 2019
A Teen Texted A Graphic Video Of Herself To Friends. A Court Said She’d Shared Child Pornography
The three teenagers regularly shared silly videos, trying to one-up each other and trusting the group text messages would remain private.
But one especially sensitive text did not stay among them – landing the teen who first sent it at the center of a novel court case over a sexually explicit video she made of herself and shared.
Read the rest of the article here.
May 1, 2019
Under Employers’ Gaze, Gen Z Is Biting Its Tongue On Social Media
Only about 1 in 10 teenagers say they share personal, religious or political beliefs on social media, according to a recent survey from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.
Apr 23, 2019
Can Parents Post Photographs Of Their Children?
Does posting photos of children online endanger them? Read the article here.
Apr 10, 2019
Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow
Tim Elmore lists five rules of thumb for adults using social media. Read his blog post here.
Apr 2, 2019
Can You Stop Your Parents Sharing Photos Of You Online?
Love it or hate it, parents have made their way on to social media, and seem to be there to stay. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents
Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.
Mar 6, 2019
‘Pocket’ Offers A Glimpse Into A 15-Year-Old’s iPhone
Imagine you’ve hacked into someone else’s phone and are consuming all his texts, videos, Snapchats, and Instagrams in real time. Now imagine that someone is a 15-year-old boy, and you’re watching his life unfold entirely through the lens of an iPhone. That’s the premise behind Pocket, a captivating new short film starring the former Nickelodeon actor Mace Coronel. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2019
Facebook’s ‘Deeply Invasive’ Research App Draws Questions From Senate
A recent report that Facebook collected a trove of data from teens as young as 13 is sparking a new round of bipartisan scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
Facebook Is Paying Teens To Install A ‘Research’ App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones
Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, its vampiric psuedo-VPN that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. Read the article here.