Research + News | Topic: Media Discernment
May 28, 2020
Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.
Deepfake technology enables anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to create realistic-looking photos and videos of people saying and doing things that they did not actually say or do. Read the article here.
Feb 6, 2020
Teenagers Are Discovering That The World Of YouTube Fan Fiction Can Have A Dark, Sexual, And Violent Side
Some teens go looking for this X-rated content on the site Wattpad, but some just stumble across it, potentially thanks to the site’s “You’ll also like” recommendations. Read the article here.
Jun 17, 2019
Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens
New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.
May 28, 2019
The Call To Self-Discipline In A Media-Saturated Age
Our society is addicted to spectacle. How do we keep our eyes are fixed on Christ? Read a review of a new book from Tony Reinke, titled Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age, by clicking here.
Mar 13, 2019
Less Tech = Fewer Regrets
“In a tech-ubiquitous world, I fear our reality is becoming more ‘tech’ and less ‘world.'” But how do you fight that? Read the rest of the article here.
Oct 30, 2017
New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.
Jun 2, 2017
Teens Don’t Know Whether To Trust Ads
Survey finds group almost evenly split regarding their confidence in advertising’s veracity. Read the research here.
May 4, 2017
Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’
Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.
May 3, 2017
Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities
Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.
Feb 8, 2017
How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News
A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.