Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

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.

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.

Teen Arrested After ‘Zoom Bombing’ High School Classes

A Connecticut teen accused of a cyber attack known as “Zoom bombing” during a number of online classes was charged Wednesday with computer crimes. Read the article here.

How Schools Are Using Kids’ Phones To Track And Surveil Them

A technology used in a number of prisons is tracking students now too. Read the article here.

Teens Have Figured Out How To Mess With Instagram’s Tracking Algorithm

Teenagers are using group accounts to flood Instagram with random user data that can’t be tied to a single person. Read the article here.

Will You Be My #Content?

For social media influencers and oversharers, life is full of material. But what if their friends don’t want to be the co-stars? Read the article here.

Photo Roulette, The Hot App That Makes Teens Cringe And Parents Fret

Popular game draws images from players’ camera rolls at random, causing embarrassment, raising privacy concerns. Read the article here.

‘Sharenting’: Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About Them On Social Media

42 percent of teens think their parents overshare about them online. Read the article here.

MTV’s New ‘Ghosted’ Show Draws Backlash For Romanticizing Stalking

MTV is launching a Catfish-esque show to help those who have been ghosted by former lovers confront their ghoster, and many people don’t approve of the message the show is sending. Read the article here.

New Yolo Anonymous Q&A App Attracts Millions Of Teenage Users, Has Parents Wary

YOLO is the hottest app out according to the app store, but more people are realizing the negative aspects of the anonymous question and answer app. Read the article here.