Research + News | Topic: Web Filters
Feb 11, 2019
Instagram Rolls Out Sensitivity Screens In The Wake Of Teen Suicide
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced on Tuesday that company is implementing changes that it hopes will stop younger users from being exposed to inappropriate content relating to suicide and self harm. 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.
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.
Apr 6, 2018
Amazon Extends Its Lead In Parental Controls
Amazon, which already has some of the most parent-friendly options for its Fire tablets, added some more improvements. Read the article here.
May 26, 2017
Schools Try Blocking Social Media
Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2017
Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link
Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.
Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2016
How Do I Police My Teen’s Online Life?
How do we balance the fine line between online monitoring and our teens’ growing independence? Read the article here.
Jan 8, 2016
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common. Read and access the full PewResearchCenter report here.
Sep 8, 2014
Signs That a Teenager is Hooked on Online Porn: Tips for Parents and Teens
Parents can monitor their children’s online activity by using parental control software or checking their browsing history. Read more here.