Research + News | Topic: Apps

Tinder For Teens? Parents Freaking Out Over New App

Yellow, a new app, is advertised in the app store for kids ages 12 and up. It’s designed to help find new friends on Snapchat and is very similar to the dating app Tinder; with its swipe left, swipe right method. Read the article here.

5 Ways Your Kids Are Hacking Your Parental Controls

No matter how hard you try, your child will find a way to hack around your parental guidance. Here’s a way you can try to stay one step ahead.

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Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.

Instagram, Wattpad and YouNow Aren’t Just Apps – For Many Teens, They’re More Than That

Generation Z, the youngest wave of teens shaping the zeitgeist, is finding and building its own supportive, inclusive communities online — ones that stretch far beyond the cafeteria table. Read the article here.

Millennials Would Rather Delete Their Main Calling App Than Snapchat

Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they’d rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. Read the article here.

After-School’s Adult-Free Zone Shows Risk And Reward Of Teen Apps

Capturing the attention of a generation that has grown up with technology is an ever-changing task. Read the article here.

If You Plan To Use A Tracking App On Your Teen’s Phone, You Must Tell Them

With 73% of teens having their own smartphones now, according to a 2015 Pew study, more and more of their parents are facing the question: To spy or not to spy?

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Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies

“Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. Read the article here.

Facebook’s New Teens-Only App Lifestage Turns Bios into Video Profiles

“What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video?” asks Facebook’s 19-year-old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The answer is Lifestage, a standalone iOS app for people 21 and under, which Facebook is launching… Read the full article here.

Teen Driving Study Reveals “App and Drive” Is New Danger Among Teens, New Worry for Parents

According to new research conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), while 27 percent of teens today still report texting and driving, a bigger concern is that two out of three teens (68 percent) admit to using apps while driving. Read the article here.