Research + News | Topic: Online Safety
Mar 20, 2017
Pre-Teens In Netherlands Increasingly Exposed To Sex, Graphic Images Online
Two thirds of Dutch 9 to 12 year olds are regularly confronted with graphic, sexual images online, according to research by Rutgers knowledge institute and broadcaster NOS.
Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2017
Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link
Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.
Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2017
Online Risks Are Everyday Events For Teens – But They Rarely Tell Their Parents
“According to one study, teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 spend almost 200 minutes a day (3 hours, 20 minutes) online on a mobile device. With that much time spent online, they’re bound to frequently encounter risks or unpleasant experiences, whether intentionally or not. But the more parents freak out about these incidents, the less likely their teens are to tell them about it next time.”
Read the rest of the article from Forbes here.
Nov 14, 2016
Teens Often Ignore Online Risks
New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2016
New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse
According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.
Oct 21, 2016
Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children
Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.
Sep 20, 2016
No You’re Not Paranoid For Covering Your Webcam, Says FBI Director Comey
Speaking at a conference this week, FBI Director James Comey offered up a little security tip: cover your webcam. Read the article here.
Aug 19, 2016
Students From 70 Australian Schools Targeted By Sick Pornography Ring
More than 70 Australian schools are targets for a perverse pornography ring of teen boys and young men secretly swapping and exchanging graphic sexual images of female students and other nonconsenting women. Read the article here.
Jun 10, 2016
Tinder Is Banning (Most of) The Teens Next Week
The dating app Tinder will ban all users under 18 starting next week. That’s a big change from its earlier policy, which allowed anyone over 13 to use the app — albeit only with other users who were also under 18. Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2016
6 Reasons Why Parents Should Care About Kids and Online Privacy
Neglecting to protect your kid’s privacy can have serious consequences, says Common Sense Media. Read the blog post here.