Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Parents: Get Off Your Phone

Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post 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.

5 Ways Your Kids Are Hacking Your Parental Controls

No matter how hard you try, your child will find a way to hack around your parental guidance. Here’s a way you can try to stay one step ahead.

Read the article and view the video here.

90% Of Parents Put Time Limit On Child Use Of Internet-Connected Devices

Most parents allow their children to take their Internet-connected devices to bed, but most also put a limit on how much time their children can spend using those devices per day. Read the article here.

Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.

13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded for Middle-Aged Parents

When your kid texts ‘143,’ should you be alarmed? Read the article here.

Parents Advised To Be On Watch For Teens’ Texting Codes

If you want to know what your kids are texting about, sometimes reading the message is not enough. Read the article here.

How much time do parents spend on screens? As much as their teens

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens. Read the full 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.

Researchers Have Measured The Cost Of Using A Smartphone Around Your Kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.

Read the full article here.