Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Parents Feel Social Media Risks Outweigh Benefits

According to a survey in the UK, 43% of parents said they thought the negative impacts of social media outweighed the positive impacts, compared to 26% who believe the positive impacts were greater. Read the full article here.

‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Violence, Sex

When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen. Read more of the research here.

5 iPhone Apps Your Teen Doesn’t Want You to Download

TIME looks at 5 apps teens are using that parents can use to help monitor their social media lives. Read the article here.

Parents May Be Liable for What Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court Rules

A legal precedent has been set in Georgia that would allow parents to be held liable for what their kids post on Facebook. Read the story here.

Do Mothers Need Some Time Away from Social Media?

Majority of mother social users have considered stopping use of, taking break from social media. Read the report here.

More Than 80% of Children Lie About Their Age to Use Sites Like Facebook

Youngsters see inappropriate content because social media sites too lax on self-declaration, says ASA. Read the full article here.

Why Kids Sext

An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting and what parents and police should do about it. Read the article here.

Survey: Parents Would Prefer Ban on Data Tracking in Free School E-mail Services

Parents are concerned, and often unaware of in-school data mining of their children’s information from e-mail service providers. Read the full story here.

Don’t Wait Until Adolescence to Teach Your Kids About Online Abuse

Talk to your children at an early age about proper use of technology and the Internet. Read the article here.

Teen Tracking Apps: Good Parenting or Risky?

In 2014, and with smartphone technology it’s possible to track your children all the time… should we? Read the article here.