Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
May 24, 2017
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.
May 9, 2017
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.
Mar 10, 2017
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.
Mar 10, 2017
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.
Feb 8, 2017
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.
Jan 12, 2017
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.
Nov 3, 2016
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.
Sep 22, 2016
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.
Sep 15, 2016
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.
Sep 9, 2016
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.