Research + News | Topic: Online Safety
May 16, 2018
Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn
The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2018
Fixing The Broken Web – Before It’s Too Late
What can be done to fix the state of the Internet? 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.
Apr 6, 2018
Amazon Extends Its Lead In Parental Controls
Amazon, which already has some of the most parent-friendly options for its Fire tablets, added some more improvements. Read the article here.
Feb 19, 2018
American Airlines Agent Saves Teens From Suspected Human Trafficking Plot
Authorities are crediting a quick thinking airline employee for preventing two teenagers from becoming victims of human trafficking. Read the article here.
Jan 11, 2018
9 Ways Porn And Predators Will Target Kids In 2018
To keep kids safe in the digital age, parents need to stay one step ahead of trends and know exactly what they are up against. Read the full 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.
Nov 14, 2017
I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content And This Is What Happened
What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozenand lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds? Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2017
YouTube Accused Of ‘Violence’ Against Young Children Over Kids’ Content
Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2017
On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters
The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.