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June 04, 2018

Twitter Moving to Block Accounts Created By Underage Users

Users who signed up to Twitter before they were 13 years old appear to be losing access to their accounts, raising questions for parents, schools, and the ed-tech industry.

June 01, 2018

Half of Teenagers Online 'Almost Constantly,' But Fewer Use Facebook

A new survey of teens by the Pew Research Center shows the rising popularity of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the rising ubiquity of smartphones.

April 25, 2018

Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Will Still Treat U.S. Teens as Adults

Facebook has announced a flurry of privacy-related changes. But teens, like adults, still can't say "I don't want you to get my data in the first place," experts said.

April 17, 2018

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for Learning

A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.

April 16, 2018

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?

April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.

March 13, 2018

Teacher's Facebook Post on Students' Social Media Secrets Goes Viral

Utah science teacher Skipper Coates asked her students to complete the following sentence: "What my parents don't know about social media is..."

March 06, 2018

Districts Turn to Social Media, But Parents Prefer Emails, Calls, and Texts

Parents prize timeliness and personalization and want information pushed out to them, according to new survey results from Project Tomorrow.

February 22, 2018

Students Spoke Out After Fla. School Shooting. Then Internet Trolls Attacked.

Online disinformation campaigns are a disturbing part of the new information landscape and require a multi-faceted response, says Data & Society researcher Joan Donovan.

February 21, 2018

K-12 Media Literacy No Panacea for Fake News, Report Argues

With disinformation rampant on social media platforms, media literacy efforts need to focus on structural forces, not just students' personal responsibility for vetting information, Data & Society researchers contend.

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