Research + News | Topic: Families

Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link

Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.

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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.

Family Dinner Time? Better Leave the Cell Phone Behind

Vast majority of Americans say family dinners are something to look forward to. Read the data here.

Dad: Unplugged

One dad writes about what it was like to spend his Father’s Day unplugged. Read the article here.

Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance

Common Sense Media polled over 1,200 parents and teens to find out how the saturation of mobile devices in family life is playing out in homes and child-parent relationships. Access the Common Sense Media report here.

3 Places Families Should Make Phone-Free

Common Sense Media helps us take back family time and set an example for our kids by creating tech-free zones in the most important areas of our lives.

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Kids Don’t Want Parents to Post Photos of Them (Without Permission)

Researchers polled 249 parent-child pairs about their families’ use of technology, including rules and expectations, and found that one of the most common requests from children ages 10-17 was that parents stop posting photos without their permission.

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College Students’ Internet Addiction Has Mixed Effects On Families

On one hand, the Internet helps keep college students connected to their families when they are apart, but when they are together, their family complains about their excessive use of the Internet. Read the article here.

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common. Read and access the full PewResearchCenter report here.

Luddites, Unite….

What did one techie’s unplugged Christmas look like? Read the article here.