Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Half of Teens Think They’re Addicted to Their Smartphones

Fifty percent of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices, according to the poll, which was conducted for Common Sense Media, a nonprofit focused on helping children, parents, teachers and policymakers negotiate media and technology. Read the article here.

Kids Worry About Parents Oversharing On Social Media, Study Finds

When the photo of your son or the anecdote about your daughter seems too cute not to share on social media, how do your children really feel about showing up in your Facebook or Instagram account? Read the article here.

3 Conversations About Privacy and Security To Have With a Teenager Today

You can teach teens to be smart with technology. All you need to do is start by talking to them about the risks. To make it easier, try pulling stories from the news. It’s a great way to have the point hit home. Read the full article here.

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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How Do I Police My Teen’s Online Life?

How do we balance the fine line between online monitoring and our teens’ growing independence? Read the article here.

Millennial Parents Turn To Net For Advice

Millennial parents are turning to the Web for advice about parenting, as well as managing family responsibilities. 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.

9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. Read the rest of the article here.

These 10 Popular Apps Could Put Teenagers In Serious Danger

There’s plenty of apps on the market teens are using to stay one step ahead of their parents. 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.