Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

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.

How Social Networks Are Recruiting Teenage Extremists

The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be. Read the article here.

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.

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.

Can Parents Post Photographs Of Their Children?

Does posting photos of children online endanger them? Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.