Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy
May 17, 2018
Facebook Launches Youth Portal To Educate Teens On The Platform, How Their Data Is Being Used
Facebook has released a new Youth Portal that offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service, how to stay secure, while also helping them understand how their data is used. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2018
Study Finds Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids
There’s little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. Read the article here.
Feb 13, 2018
This Simple Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now Used In Over 600 U.S. Schools
Graham Dugoni, 31, started Yondr to remind people what it’s like to live phone-free. Read the article here.
Nov 22, 2017
Germany Bans Kids’ Smartwatches That Can Be Used For Eavesdropping
A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ school. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence
Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.
Jul 24, 2017
Kids’ Privacy Zone
A report from Common Sense Media that examines five pressing privacy developments related to kids, media and technology. Access the report here.
Jun 12, 2017
9 Ways To Help Teens Manage Their Social Media Footprint
As parents, there are plenty of ways we can encourage them to make better decisions online, not to mention, IRL (in real life). Read the article here.
May 3, 2017
The Dangers of Talking Teddy Bears and Toasters
With the rise of connected devices such as TVs and toy dolls, Common Sense Kids would like ensure that “smart” devices meet basic security and privacy requirements. Read the article here.
Nov 3, 2016
Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?
Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.
Read the article from NPR here.
Sep 20, 2016
No You’re Not Paranoid For Covering Your Webcam, Says FBI Director Comey
Speaking at a conference this week, FBI Director James Comey offered up a little security tip: cover your webcam. Read the article here.