Research + News | Topic: Photos

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.

And Everyone Saw It

When Maureen’s parents were in middle school, if a girl wanted to show a boy her body in the middle of the night, she would have to sneak out of her house, find a way to get to his, evade his parents and yank up her shirt. For their daughter, all it took was a few clicks.

Read the full article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Kids Don’t Want Parents to Post Photos of Them (Without Permission)

Researchers polled 249 parent-child pairs about their families’ use of technology, including rules and expectations, and found that one of the most common requests from children ages 10-17 was that parents stop posting photos without their permission.

Read the article here.

New Mexico Teens Can Now Legally Sext Each Other And Exchange Nude Photos

A new law means adolescents caught sharing explicit photos with each other will no longer risk charges, prison sentences and a damaging criminal record.

Read the article here.

American Girls: How Social Media Is Disrupting The Lives of Teenagers

This article from TIME is adapted from a new book just released by Nancy Jo Sales titled American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Life of Teenagers. Read the article here.

Talking About “Sexting”

Kids may “sext” to show off or prove their love. Common Sense Media shares how to discuss the consequences. Read the article here.

Facebook’s ‘Teen Dating’ Groups Are Every Parent’s Nightmare Come To Life

While teen dating groups, both public and closed, have been common on Facebook for years, the genre has recently come to light for tragic reasons. Read the article here.

A Selfie Obsessed Generation (Infographic)

This infographic called: Selfie Obsession: The Rise of the Social Media Narcissist is timely. Check out the infographic here.

We Heart It, The Image-Sharing Site Used By 40 Million Teens, Launches Its Second App, Easel

The new app is designed to complement We Heart It’s main app, as it serves as a way to quickly create images using quotes that can be shared on We Heart It’s service or elsewhere on social media, including Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. Read the full article here.