Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy
May 24, 2019
Dear Parents: The Internet Never Forgets
Many children growing up today will discover that their digital footprint began in utero and didn’t stop there. This phenomenon has come to be known as “sharenting”—when parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media, creating an indelible trail of digital bread crumbs. Watch a video report covering this issue here.
May 16, 2019
How Social Networks Are Recruiting Teenage Extremists
The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be. Read the article here.
May 1, 2019
Under Employers’ Gaze, Gen Z Is Biting Its Tongue On Social Media
Only about 1 in 10 teenagers say they share personal, religious or political beliefs on social media, according to a recent survey from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media
Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.
Apr 23, 2019
Can Parents Post Photographs Of Their Children?
Does posting photos of children online endanger them? Read the article 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 1, 2019
TikTok: Record Fine For Video Sharing App Over Children’s Data
Short-form video sharing app TikTok has been handed the largest ever fine for a US case involving children’s data privacy. 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 14, 2019
Teens On YuBo App Ignore Risks To Gain Followers
Sharing personal information with strangers to gain new followers is a risk teenagers are taking on an app with similar features to Tinder. Read the article here.