Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint

Sharenting: Solving The Problem Of Parents And Kids On Instagram

Tim Elmore blogs about what parents need to consider regarding their own social media posts involving their kids. Read the blog here.

TikTok’s Catfish Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Several creators have been called out for faking their age and their race. Read the article here.

Advocacy Groups Urge FTC To Be Tougher On Google With Protecting Kids Privacy On Apps

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) said they plan to file a complaint with the FTC Wednesday asking regulators to investigate how the Google Play Store promotes apps for kids. Read the article here.

Facebook Is Working On An Instagram For Kids

Vishal Shah, Instagram’s vice president of product, reportedly announced the initiative in a Facebook post for employees. Read the article here.

Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents

Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.