Research + News | Topic: Online Safety

New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking

How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.

Teens And Screens: Limits Are Even More Critical During Remote School

Experts have long urged limits on screen time for children, but a new study says it is even more critical during pandemic remote learning. 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.

What Parents Need To Know About Yubo, The ‘Tinder for Teens’

The app enables teenagers (or adults pretending to be them) to find others with similar interests and chat through private messaging or via public live streams. Read the article here.

Defusing The “Benadryl Challenge”: Discussing Danger With Teens

The latest challenge in the news is the “Benadryl challenge” that appeared on TikTok. Read the article here.

How Remote Learning Has Changed The Nature Of School Bullying

Virtual classrooms have made life easier for many kids who dealt with bullies, but new forms of cyberbullying exist. 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.

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Popular MMO Games: Should You Let Your Kids Play? 4 Guidelines To Increase Their Safety

Is there a way for you to protect your child while still allowing them to play the way many teens play today? 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.

Teen Dies After Doing TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ As Doctors Warn Of Dangers

A 15-year old girl from Oklahoma has reportedly died after taking an excessive amount of the anti-allergy medication Benadryl as part of a challenge on social media app TikTok. Read the article here.