Research + News | Topic: Risky Behavior
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.
May 10, 2018
The Murky Facts Of The ‘Deodorant Challenge’ – And Other Viral Teen ‘Crazes’
Dumb and dangerous online teen challenges are repeat visitors to the news cycle. And they bring with them a whole world of factual murkiness. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2018
Despite YouTube and Amazon’s Efforts, Record Numbers Of Teens Are Still Eating Tide Pods
The “eating Tide Pods” meme continues to be one of the more baffling parts of 2018. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2017
Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car
A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2017
How The Blue Whale Challenge Manipulates Teens
The game apparently coaxes vulnerable teens to take a series of 50 challenges ranging from waking at odd hours, to self mutilation to eventually killing themselves all the while sharing their experiences via social media with the administrators. Read the article here.
Jun 16, 2017
12 YouTube Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
Learn about the viral Internet stunts kids can’t resist — and help them play it safe. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.
Feb 15, 2017
Millennials Eclipse Teens As Worst Drivers On The Road, AAA Study Finds
Rookie teenage drivers have long been seen as the worst motorists on the road, but now there’s evidence that their older cousins – millennials – may be the most reckless people behind the wheel.
Read the article here.
Nov 14, 2016
Teens Often Ignore Online Risks
New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved. Read the article here.
May 18, 2016
Why Teenagers Get Suckered In By Social Media Dares
Several popular and life-threatening social media challenges have prompted warnings from public health officials over the last few years. What draws teens in? Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.