Engadget: TikTok lets parents set time limits and vet DMs on teen accounts

Engadget: TikTok lets parents set time limits and vet DMs on teen accounts. “As TikTok has become increasingly popular with teens, the platform has gradually introduced a number of measures to help keep young people safe — it introduced age checks last year, and more recently it banned videos showing ‘underage delinquent behavior.’ Now, it’s added a range of parental controls into the mix.”

Public News Service: New Online Map Shows Sexual-Health Resources in Appalachia

Public News Service: New Online Map Shows Sexual-Health Resources in Appalachia. “The traveling sex-education workshop that teaches about consent and anatomy in rural Appalachia has created a unique new online map that shows the locations of reproductive-justice-related organizations and health-care providers in the region.”

New York Times: What Happens When You Get Famous Off One Song?

New York Times: What Happens When You Get Famous Off One Song?. “Last summer, a teenager named Tom Austin decided on a whim to record a rap song. He’d never made music before. But even as he was writing down lyrics — picking out references from an iPhone note of random stuff he’d been keeping — he was strangely sure of himself.”

Phys .org: Young people are talking politics on TikTok. Is this a good thing?

Phys .org: Young people are talking politics on TikTok. Is this a good thing?. “A report by the Wall Street Journal contends that young people are flocking to TikTok to express their political views, promote their favorite candidates, and react to political news. While this appears to be a good thing at face value, some in the field of law and politics are concerned that, as has happened with Facebook and Twitter, TikTok could be used to spread false information ahead of the presidential election.”

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library. “[Brooklyn Public Library’s] latest digitization project adds to the growing list of research tools for the Brooklyn history lover. The new resource includes the work of Brooklyn student journalists in 925 issues produced by 55 schools across the borough. The publication dates span 1853 to 1994, although a quick perusal shows the highest concentration of papers is from 1958 to 1964.”

Literature online: Research into reading habits almost in real time (Science Daily)

ScienceDaily: Literature online: Research into reading habits almost in real time. “Young people make intensive use of digital networks to read, write and comment on literary texts. But their reading behavior varies considerably depending on whether the title is from the world of popular or classic literature, as revealed by a new study.”

EurekAlert: Review of evidence finds excessive smartphone, social media use may be linked to youth mental health

EurekAlert: Review of evidence finds excessive smartphone, social media use may be linked to youth mental health. “A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reviews evidence that suggests an association between excessive smartphone and social media use and mental distress and suicidality among adolescents.”