Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

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.

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.