Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

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.

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.

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.

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.

TikTok Now Lets Parents Make Their Teens’ Accounts More Private

A parental controls update adds new search restrictions, too. Read the article here.

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.

What We Overlooked In The Switch To Remote Learning

America’s rapid and urgent transition to online school has come with a host of unforeseen consequences that are only getting worse as it continues into the fall. Read the article here.

Porn Spam On Your Kid’s Google Drive?! 3 Things You Need To Know Now

Do your kids have a Chromebook or a Google account for school or personal use? If so, they also have access to Google Drive.

And that means your kids have a direct and unfiltered path for predators to send them sexually explicit material.

Read the rest of this post from Protect Young Minds by clicking here.

How Quickly Can A Girl Go Viral On TikTok?

Teens are making it big overnight, but that kind of fame can be a mixed bag. Read the article here.

YouTube Hit With UK Class Action Style Suit Seeking $3BN+ For ‘Unlawful’ Use Of Kids’ Data

The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking U.K. and European data protection laws by unlawfully targeting up to five million under-13-year-olds with addictive programming and harvesting their data for advertisers. Read the article here.