News | Topic: Digital Kids
Apr 5, 2022
FBI Pittsburgh Warns About Recent Surge In Sexual Extortion Cases Targeting Teen Boys
Investigators say that predators are seeking out teenage boys online and posing as girls their age. Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2021
Certain Teens May Be At Higher Risk For Online Threats
The researchers also found that two years after Internet usage was monitored on the laptops, the participants who had viewed more pornography were more likely to be engaging in risky sexual behaviors. Additionally, those who had spent more time on social media were more likely to experience cyberbullying two years later. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2021
Parents’ Fears Over Sexting And Abuse Among Teenagers
A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers’ lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Read the article here.
Apr 1, 2021
Selfie-Centered Kids? How To Teach Empathy With 5 Quick And Easy Activities
From a new article at ProtectYoungMinds.org:
Research shows that there’s a startling decline in empathy among kids. And in a world where capturing the perfect selfie, garnering likes and followers, and achieving social media fame are highly valued, it’s not hard to see why kids are becoming selfie-centered.
Read the full article here.
Mar 1, 2021
An AI Is Training Counselors To Deal With LGBT Teens In Crisis
Apr 28, 2020
Why Teenagers Seeking Abortions Are Texting ‘Abby’
Teenagers seeking an abortion now have a text line to “help” them navigate parental consent laws and get legal and financial assistance. Read the article here.
Apr 15, 2020
7 Tactics A Child Predator Uses To Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs To Know
Learning about the tactics and tricks child predators use will help parents be more aware. Read the article here.
Dec 19, 2019
Adolescence In The Age Of Internet Porn
The role of loneliness and attachment style in teen porn use. Read the article here.
May 28, 2019
Snapchat Is Battling A Porn Studio Trying To Sneak X-Rated Lenses Past Its Censors
A porn studio called Naughty America is under fire from Snapchat after the app banned them from promoting themselves on the app, but the studio returned with new insidious ways to market themselves to users. Read the article here.
Apr 16, 2019
Adult Websites Top Visits From Mobile Devices
The adult industry saw the highest number of mobile users at 84% for the third straight year, followed by gambling at 80%. Read the article here.
Aug 28, 2018
Parents: What’s Better Than Internet Filters? Actual Conversations About Porn
Fight The New Drug shares practical tips around having conversations with your kids about pornography. Read the full article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U
The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Teens Are Seeking Out Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn
A new phenomenon called Snapchat dysmorphia has popped up. Read the article here.
Jul 31, 2018
How Do Photo Retouching Apps Affect Impressionable Teens On Social Media?
Facetune and Facetune 2, which can instantly zap away perceived imperfections on any photo, have together been downloaded a whopping 50 million times since the first one was launched in 2013. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
Love and Texts: Seduction in the Digital Age
Financial Times shares an insightful post about texting, online communication and the way it is used in dating relationships. Read the full article here.
Jul 3, 2018
Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking
Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2018
Yes Means Yes: New Apps Formalize Sexual Consent
In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, young people have more concerns over sexual consent than ever. New apps aim to quell some of those concerns by recording consent from each party before they engage in intimate activity. Read the article here.
Feb 19, 2018
American Airlines Agent Saves Teens From Suspected Human Trafficking Plot
Authorities are crediting a quick thinking airline employee for preventing two teenagers from becoming victims of human trafficking. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2018
Teens More Likely To Be Hacking Computers Than Smoking Or Having Sex
Modern 14-year-olds are eschewing these traditional forms of acting out – in favor of hacking computers from their bedrooms. Read the article here.
Oct 31, 2017
More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse
Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.