Research + News | Topic: Parenting

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.

If You Plan To Use A Tracking App On Your Teen’s Phone, You Must Tell Them

With 73% of teens having their own smartphones now, according to a 2015 Pew study, more and more of their parents are facing the question: To spy or not to spy?

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Parenting (and Shaming) Teens In The Age of Social Media

Not only do parents have to be wary of their children’s social media usage, they also have to deny the urge to retaliate using the networks. Read the article here.

Parents Have No Clue About Teens’ Online Lives, Says Study

There is a gap between teenagers and parents over their understanding of family rules about being online, according to a new study by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Read the article here.

How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World

Real tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.