Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint
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.
Jan 11, 2019
Tweets Can Haunt Teens, Young Adults Years Later
Teens and young adults commonly post things online that will come back to haunt them. Read the article here.
Jul 9, 2018
Experts Warn Of Teen’s Secret Digital Lives
Today’s kids are meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps. Read the full article here.
May 17, 2018
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.
Apr 17, 2018
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.