Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint
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.
Feb 28, 2020
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.
Feb 25, 2020
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.
Feb 21, 2020
How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds
Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the article here.