Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy
Mar 15, 2022
What Teens See In Closed Online Spaces Like The Discord App
Unlike many other current popular social media platforms, Discord servers often function as closed communities, with invitations required to join. Read the article here.
Feb 18, 2022
A Child’s TikTok Stardom Opens Doors. Then A Gunman Arrives.
Oct 29, 2021
Google Lets Kids Request Removal Of Self-Images In Search
Google introduced a tool Wednesday to give minors more control of self-images that appear in search queries, allowing those under 18 to request removal. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2021
Instagram’s New Protections For Teens Come As Experts Say Tween Venture Poses Big Risks
The move follows pushback at launch of an Instagram service for children under 13. Read the article here.
Jul 15, 2021
Sharenting: Solving The Problem Of Parents And Kids On Instagram
Tim Elmore blogs about what parents need to consider regarding their own social media posts involving their kids. Read the blog here.
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.