Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

The Unspoken Rules Kids Create for Instagram

While parents sometimes impose rules for using social media on their kids, in the mind of adolescents, the most important rules are the unspoken rules they create for themselves. Read the article here.

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.

A Quarter of Brits Fake Vacation Photos Online

The pressure to make other people feel miserable about their dreary, deskbound existences is so great that many of us have taken to faking images of our allegedly fabulous holidays. Read the article here.

Teens Who Say No To Social Media

Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out. Read the article here.

Parenting (and Shaming) Teens In The Age of Social Media

Not only do parents have to be wary of their children’s social media usage, they also have to deny the urge to retaliate using the networks. Read the article here.

I Traded My iPhone For A Flip Phone And I’ve Never Been Happier

A teenage tells the tale of using a flip phone after breaking their iPhone. Read the story here.

How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World

Real tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.

The Anti-Cellphone Tech Used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses

A company called Graham Dugoni has created a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos at concerts and performances. Read the article here.

The Evolution of Technology and What It’s Doing to Us

In this blog post from Tim Elmore, he sparks a conversation on the evolution of technology we’ve seen over the decades—and the changes we may or may not be aware of, that it has caused for mankind. Read the full blog here.