Research + News | Topic: Media Discernment

Porn Spam On Your Kid’s Google Drive?! 3 Things You Need To Know Now

Do your kids have a Chromebook or a Google account for school or personal use? If so, they also have access to Google Drive.

And that means your kids have a direct and unfiltered path for predators to send them sexually explicit material.

Read the rest of this post from Protect Young Minds by clicking here.

One-Third Of Engaged Christian Parents Is “Media-Stressed”

Over the past century, the rate of technological advancement has increased exponentially—and with that increase, social opportunities and dilemmas tethered to tech have also multiplied. Read the article from Barna here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.