Research + News | Topic: Internet

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 Want Some Control Of Their Child’s Mobile Phone Usage

While parents are granting children usage of mobile phones and other connected devices, they also want features on there that they can control. Read the article here.

Children Spending More Time Online Than Watching TV For The First Time

Research finds that on average five- to 15-year-olds are spending three hours a day on the internet. Read the article here.

How The New EU Data Privacy Laws Change The Kids and Teens Ad Market Forever

New European legislation not only calls for parental permission for kids to sign up on social sites, but also alters the restrictions of online advertising to children. Read the article here.

How to Teach Teens About Cybersecurity

Teachers and parents can help high school students learn about the growing field of cybersecurity. Read the article here.

5 Things I Tell Parents About Technology And Their Kids (Part 2)

Darrel Girardier continues part 2 of his article for parents for Youth Specialties to help them navigate new digital realities with their teens.

Read the blog post here.

5 Things I Tell Parents About Technology And Their Kids (Part 1)

Darrel Girardier writes an article for parents for Youth Specialties to help them navigate new digital realities with their teens.

Read the blog post here.

New Report: What’s Popular In Pornography?

A “leading” porn website published¬†data about worldwide porn use in the year 2014.

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Protecting Your Family Online: A How-To Guide for Parents

Covenant Eyes offers this free downloadable e-book as a way to help parents learn the steps they need to take to keep their kids safe online.

Access the e-book here.

Digital Natives Still Spend More Time with Traditional Media

Traditional TV is still the primary media device for kids and teens. Read the report here.