Research + News | Topic: Oversharing

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.

A Parent’s Guide To Sadfishing, Explained By A Teenager

Sadfishing is when someone exaggerates their emotional state in order to get sympathy or attention from an audience. 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.

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.

Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media

Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.

Can Parents Post Photographs Of Their Children?

Does posting photos of children online endanger them? Read the article here.

Can You Stop Your Parents Sharing Photos Of You Online?

Love it or hate it, parents have made their way on to social media, and seem to be there to stay. Read the article here.

What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents

Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.

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.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.