Teens

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram. Nearly half said the

Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market

Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft’s footsteps with a move into the education market. The company this morning announced a ne

Facebook launches Youth Portal to educate teens on the platform, how their data is being used

There’s probably an important gap in attention being paid at internet companies to young kids that are good targets for parental controls and older ones who are having to learn to use the intern

Amazon may launch a bank account aimed at teens, says report

Amazon has been in discussions with banks to create a product aimed at teens and other younger users who don’t have their own credit cards, or an interest in applying for one, according to a new

Teen debit card Current raises $1 million more from Fifth Third Capital

Current, the startup behind an app-controlled debit card aimed at tweens and teens, is adding new strategic investor Fifth Third Capital, a direct equity investment subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp,

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand.

Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval

Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase.

How tbh hit #1 by turning anonymity positive

The innovation of tbh, teen-speak for To Be Honest, was getting rid of the typing. Whether asking or answering questions, open text fields invite abuse when combined with anonymity. Even an innocuous

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by

Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the form of t

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind. This year’s su

YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more

Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out there

Yeay, a Gen Z video network for selling things, raises $4.9M

Video is the name of the game in social media these days, as Facebook and Instagram continue to ramp up features to grab users from Snapchat, and Twitter moves into 24-hour news broadcasting partnersh

Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

A startup called Current is today launching a new way for parents to dole out allowances to their kids: with an app. The company offers a Visa debit card that would allow teenagers to shop in stores

New Zealand says teens watching Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” must be supervised by an adult

The New Zealand government has created a new rating for the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" that says a parent or guardian must be present when it is viewed by teens under 18.

Lifestage, Facebook’s teens-only app, hits Android

Lifestage, Facebook’s newer “teens-only” app designed to counteract the Snapchat threat by giving younger users a place to connect outside of Facebook’s larger social network

Facebook’s new teens-only app Lifestage turns bios into video profiles

“What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video?” asks Facebook’s 19-year-old product prodigy Micha

Vidcode and Snapchat team up on a contest aimed at getting teens to code

Getting teens – and in particular, young women – interested in coding is a challenge a number of companies and organizations today have been tackling in recent years. But a newer startup

Shuddle’s New Ridesharing App Lets Teens And Tweens Book Their Own Rides With Parents’ Permission

Shuddle, a car service founded one of the co-founders of Sidecar which focuses on providing rides to busy families – including kids and seniors – is today launching a new mobile applica
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