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December 06, 2017

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

July 14, 2017

For Principals, Student Sexting a Speeding 'Freight Train,' Full of Peril

For school leaders, sexting means worries about cellphone searches, bullying prevention, child pornography laws, and difficult conversations with students and parents.

April 18, 2017

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About "Spying" on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.

March 08, 2017

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find

"Fake news" is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data & Society.

February 21, 2017

In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments

At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and media bias.

February 16, 2017

Online Charter Students in Ohio Perform Far Worse Than Peers, Study Finds

A new NYU/RAND study found that Ohio e-schools tend to attract low-performing white students, who often fall quickly behind students in regular schools.

February 06, 2017

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

December 06, 2016

Despite Frequent Screen Time, Parents See Selves as Good Examples

Common Sense Media released a new study which measured the limits parents put on their children's media use, and how much time they spend with media themselves.

November 01, 2016

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep A 'Major Concern' for Researchers

In 20 studies covering four continents, children who used or had access to devices at bedtime were more likely than peers to sleep poorly.

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