Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship

Resources For Parents Wanting to Break Kids’ Extreme Electronics Usage Habits

How excessive use of technology can impact brain function. Find a list of resources here.

6 Tech Habits Changing The American Home

Parents today believe it is harder than ever to raise children. The number-one reason? Technology.

Read this article and research update from Barna here.

Online Risks Are Everyday Events For Teens – But They Rarely Tell Their Parents

“According to one study, teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 spend almost 200 minutes a day (3 hours, 20 minutes) online on a mobile device. With that much time spent online, they’re bound to frequently encounter risks or unpleasant experiences, whether intentionally or not. But the more parents freak out about these incidents, the less likely their teens are to tell them about it next time.”

Read the rest of the article from Forbes here.

Kids Entering the Digital Age At Young Ages

Many kids are entering the digital age before they are entering double digits in age.

Read the article here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

The Unspoken Rules Kids Create for Instagram

While parents sometimes impose rules for using social media on their kids, in the mind of adolescents, the most important rules are the unspoken rules they create for themselves. Read the article here.

Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.

Read the article from NPR here.

A Quarter of Brits Fake Vacation Photos Online

The pressure to make other people feel miserable about their dreary, deskbound existences is so great that many of us have taken to faking images of our allegedly fabulous holidays. Read the article here.

Teens Who Say No To Social Media

Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out. Read the article here.

Parenting (and Shaming) Teens In The Age of Social Media

Not only do parents have to be wary of their children’s social media usage, they also have to deny the urge to retaliate using the networks. Read the article here.