Research + News | Topic: Parenting

When Do Parents Give Into Kids’ Please for Devices?

The majority of tech devices are gifted between ages 8 and 11. Read the research here.

Parents Give Preferential Tech Treatment To Boys

Parents are creating a digital divide between young boys and girls, new research suggests. Read the article here.

Parents and Social Media

Access the latest info from the Pew Research Center and their report titled “Parents and Social Media.” Read the findings and download the entire report here.

Parents Choose Facebook Over Other Social Media Platforms, Pew Survey Shows

Parents are turning to social media for support, information and connections, with mothers showing much more activity than fathers, according to a report released Thursday from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.

How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First

Parents are often at fault, directly or indirectly, when children and teenagers become hooked on electronic media. Read the article here.

Kids, Teens Take Sneaky Steps to Avoid ‘Cyberparents’

In May 2015, Intel surveyed more than 1,000 children and teens ages 8 to 16 and over 1,000 parents in the US and found that 94% of parent internet users believed they knew what their children were doing online. Read the article here.

Moms Want Tech to be Less Isolating

For all the benefits of technology — helping with homework, keeping families connected — moms are just as concerned about the amount of time their kids are spending in front of a screen. Read the rest of the article here.

Psychologist Says ‘Boys Risk Becoming Addicted to Porn, Video Games and Ritalin’

Absent fathers and feminized schools are driving boys into a disconnected online world of porn and video games, argues academic Philip Zimbardo. Read the article here.

What To Do About Feelings of Inferiority Inspired by Social Media Images

Social media can influence our state of mind and emotion if we allow it. Read the article here.

Parents Can Spy on Teens’ Smartphones, But Should They?

Kids today face a host of dangers that didn’t exist as prior generations came of age. Whether it’s sexting, cyberbullying or overly accessible and highly inappropriate content (aka porn), kids are faced with a whole new array of potentially risky behaviors, many just a click or text away on the ubiquitous smartphone. What’s a modern parent to do?

Read the full article here.