Research + News | Topic: Online Safety
Nov 12, 2018
How To Protect Your Kid From ‘Fortnite’ Scams
The popular game has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Nov 7, 2018
Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets
Sextortion is threatening to share sexually explicit photos without consent if a person doesn’t agree to certain demands, such as sexual favors or money. Read the article here.
Sep 24, 2018
Google’s Parental Control Software Family Link Expands To Teens
Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2018
What Teenagers Need To Know About Cybersecurity
Now that school is back in session, many high schoolers have new phones, new computers and new privileges for using their devices – and new responsibilities too. Read the article here.
Aug 17, 2018
Sick WhatsApp ‘Momo Suicide Game’ Infiltrates ‘Minecraft’
The horrific “Momo” WhatsApp ‘suicide game’ linked to the death of at least one teen has appeared in “Minecraft.” Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Momo Challenge: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Parents are worried that a new challenge known as the Momo Challenge — rumored to be a suicide challenge on WhatsApp — might be the successor to the Blue Whale Challenge. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
We Have Some Bad News For You About Porn
Internet filtering tools, like parental controls, are largely unsuccessful in preventing young people from watching porn online, according to new research from the Oxford Internet Institute. Read the article here.
Jul 20, 2018
Parental Controls Do Not Stop Teens From Seeing Pornogrpahy
New research has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content. Read the research here.
Jul 9, 2018
Experts Warn Of Teen’s Secret Digital Lives
Today’s kids are meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps. Read the full article here.
Jul 3, 2018
Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking
Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.