Research + News | Topic: Anonymity
Nov 3, 2016
Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?
Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.
Read the article from NPR here.
May 11, 2016
Teen Social Messaging App Sparks Concern Among Parents
Mar 25, 2016
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.
Mar 25, 2016
Snapchat, Kik and 6 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love
Common Sense Media discusses new apps that give teens lots more opportunities to overshare (or worse). 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.
Jan 25, 2016
9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About
Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. Read the rest of the article here.
Jan 12, 2016
These 10 Popular Apps Could Put Teenagers In Serious Danger
There’s plenty of apps on the market teens are using to stay one step ahead of their parents. Read the article here.
Dec 23, 2015
3 Points to Discuss With Teens About Anonymous Messaging
The anonymous messaging platforms that many teens use may not be anonymous, one expert says. Read the article here.
Dec 10, 2015
Millions of Teens Are Using a New App to Post Anonymous Thoughts, and Most Parents Have No Idea
Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.
Read the full article from the Washington Post here.
Aug 27, 2015
Teens Embrace Anonymous Social Networks to Discuss Awkward Topics, Build Confidence
Most teenagers say they’re confident about what they post on social media. About 79 percent of those polled in an online study released Thursday by Ask.fm and YouGov reported that they “rarely say things online they regret.” But teens are also embracing anonymity. Read the rest of the article here.