Research + News | Topic: Safety
May 12, 2020
Social Media Influencers Could Get Teens To Follow Social Distancing Guidelines, Say Researchers
Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes. 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 25, 2017
Apps Connect Friends To Form A Safety Response Network
Going to friends for help has become instinctual for youth, with 73% saying they turn to their friends as a support system just as they would their family. Along with evolutions of wearable safety devices, new apps are providing safety platforms that connect friends to provide an extra layer of security. Read the rest of 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.
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 11, 2016
Parents Want Some Control Of Their Child’s Mobile Phone Usage
While parents are granting children usage of mobile phones and other connected devices, they also want features on there that they can control. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2014
Study: Parents Worse Than Teens at Texting While Driving
A new study shows that the older a person gets, the more dangerous they are if they are driving while texting. Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2013
Here’s What a Constantly Plugged-In Life is Doing to Kids’ Bodies
This is your teen on screens: how are screens affecting our teenagers? Read the full article here.
Sep 24, 2013
A Consumer’s Guide to Computer Dangers, Online Threats
Lots of helpful information and links from the security center of Norton 360. View the article here.
Sep 20, 2013
Texting Accounts for 39% of Distracted Walking Among Teens
A recent study from Safe Kids Worldwide states that many teens cross the street while texting. Read the full article here.