Research + News | Topic: Anonymity

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.

Teen Social Messaging App Sparks Concern Among Parents

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.