Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy
Apr 1, 2021
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.
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.
Jan 13, 2021
TikTok Accounts Of Younger Teens Will Now Be Private By Default, All Minor Users Will Have Tighter Privacy
TikTok has made a set of changes to its app that will set the accounts of teenage users between 13 and 15 years private by default and also enable tighter privacy protections for all users under the age of 18. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2020
TikTok Now Lets Parents Make Their Teens’ Accounts More Private
A parental controls update adds new search restrictions, too. 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 25, 2020
What We Overlooked In The Switch To Remote Learning
America’s rapid and urgent transition to online school has come with a host of unforeseen consequences that are only getting worse as it continues into the fall. Read the article here.
Sep 23, 2020
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.
Sep 21, 2020
How Quickly Can A Girl Go Viral On TikTok?
Teens are making it big overnight, but that kind of fame can be a mixed bag. Read the article 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 9, 2020
Most Parents Concerned About Privacy, Body Image Impact Of Tweens Using Health Apps
Health apps have become a popular tool among teens and adults to track fitness, weight loss, sleep and even menstrual cycles – but are they appropriate for tweens? Read the article here.