Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint

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.

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.

How Schools Are Using Kids’ Phones To Track And Surveil Them

A technology used in a number of prisons is tracking students now too. Read the article here.

App Monitors Teens’ Phones So Parents Don’t Have To

Developers say that because the app monitors tens of thousands of teens, it can pick up on trends and understands the way teens communicate. Read the article here.

How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the article here.

Teens Are Deleting Instagrams Almost As Fast As They Post Them

Regularly culling their feeds helps ensure teens are putting their best face forward and youthful transgressions don’t come back to haunt them. Read the article here.

For Gen Z-ers, YouTube Algorithm ‘Gets Me’

Algorithms designed by social and streaming platforms have been working hard in the background to learn user behavior and serve up new content specifically catered to each individual’s specific interests. Read the article here.

Will You Be My #Content?

For social media influencers and oversharers, life is full of material. But what if their friends don’t want to be the co-stars? Read the article here.

‘Sharenting’: Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About Them On Social Media

42 percent of teens think their parents overshare about them online. Read the article here.

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.