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Three-Quarters of Teenagers Have Seen Online Pornography by Age 17

The internet has transformed pornography, making it much easier to view and share than in the days of Playboy magazine and late-night cable television.For teenagers, that’s created a deluge of […]




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Epic Games, Creator of Fortnite, to Pay $520 Million Over Children’s Privacy

When Epic Games released Fortnite five years ago, the video game quickly became a cultural sensation among millions of teenagers and children. It was easy to sign up and start […]







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British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide

In January 2019, Mr. Russell went public with Molly’s story. Outraged that his young daughter could view such bleak content so easily and convinced that it had played a role […]




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When Teens Find Misinformation, These Teachers Are Ready

Between lessons about the Revolutionary War and the functions of Congress, juniors in several history and U.S. government classes at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs are taught to defend […]




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Meta Fined $400 Million for Treatment of Children’s Data on Instagram

LONDON — Meta was fined roughly $400 million for breaking European Union data privacy laws for its treatment of children’s data on Instagram, the latest in a series of steps […]




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An Apple Watch for Your 5-Year-Old? More Parents Say Yes.

Florian Fangohr waffled for about a year over whether to buy an Apple Watch SE as a gift. The smart watch cost $279, and he worried that its recipient would […]




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Sweeping Children’s Online Safety Bill Is Passed in California

Social media and game platforms often use recommendation algorithms, find-a-friend tools, smartphone notices and other enticements to keep people glued online. But the same techniques may pose risks to scores […]




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A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.

Mark noticed something amiss with his toddler. His son’s penis looked swollen and was hurting him. Mark, a stay-at-home dad in San Francisco, grabbed his Android smartphone and took photos […]




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Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, introduced its first parental controls on Tuesday, as social media platforms face increasing scrutiny for exposing young users to potentially harmful content.Snap, […]