Research + News | Topic: Apps

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.

Fathers Warns Parents About Popular App After His 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Asked To Send Suggestive Photos

When Brad Summer’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, was asked by a stranger to send nude pictures of herself through a popular music app, he knew he had to warn other parents about the dangers of social media. Read the article here.

These Are The 10 Most Used Smartphone Apps

When it comes to smartphone apps, Facebook and Google dominate. Read the list here.

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.

More Concerns Over “Tinder For Teens” App Yellow

Child advocates and law enforcement have a warning out about new apps that could put your child in harm’s way. Read the article here.

Instagram, Snapchat Duel For Millennial Attention

New study finds similar reach and usage. Read the article here.

In Germany, Amazon Makes A Play For Kids’ Digital Time

FreeTime’s launch on Android could reinforce its digital content dominance. Read the report here.

This Popular Teen App Is Quickly Turning Into Chatroulette 2.0, Complete With All Its Issues

Monkey is one of the most downloaded apps among the under-25 set, with an average age of 23 according to app analytics companies. Read the article here.

Teens Use Uber Via Parent Accounts, Despite The Ride-Sharing Service’s Ban On Minors

The ride-hailing service is growing in popularity among some teens who with a few taps on their smartphones can get shuttled to wherever they want to go. Read the article here.

Teenage Clicks

How Facebook overcame its “coolness” problem, won back the kids who fled it for Snapchat, and secured its dominance of social media. Read the article here.