Research + News | Topic: Internet

15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook

Next-generation apps that let users text, video-chat, shop, and share their pics and videos are attracting teens like catnip, from Common Sense Media. Read the full list here.

Millennials Most Digitally Connected Generation

Millennials spend 14.5 hours each week texting, talking and accessing social media on their smartphone, more than any other generation, according to a report from Experian Marketing Services. Read the article here.

‘Sextortion’ Is An Online ‘Epidemic’ Against Children

The number of complaints of online enticement of children is climbing. Read the full story here.

Are Teenagers Being Analysed Online for Targeted Advertising?

Google openly collects user data from its online services but not via apps for education, but there is a concern that the online activity of teenagers is being analysed for targeted advertising. Read the article here.

Not Selling Out: Teens Live in Commercial Online Spaces Because That’s Their Only Option

danah boyd argues that teens “live” online because they often have no other place to go. Read the full article here.

5 Myths and Truths About Kids’ Internet Safety

An article from Common Sense Media to help keep your kids’ online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe. Read the article here.

Canadian Teen Boys’ Online Porn Viewing Habits ‘Concerning’

A survey of thousands of young Canadian students found a “concerning pattern” of teenage boys seeking out pornogrpahy regularly. Read the full article here.

Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble: New McAfee Study

McAfee has released a new study titled “2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying.” View highlights of the research here.

3 Digital Life Trends for 2014

A Barna Group study reveals three cultural trends emerging out of the “new normal” of digital life. Read the research here.

10 Monsters in Our House: When Online Porn Attacks Our Home

A guest blog post on Covenant Eyes discusses protecting children from online pornography. Read the full post here.