Research + News | Topic: Parenting

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.

10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Gaming

The Fuller Youth Institute passes along helpful information for parents of gamers.

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Europe’s Tech-Mad Teens Face Tighter Parental Controls

European teenagers face having to secure parental permission to join the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat before the age of 16, under new EU data protection proposals that are riling US technology companies.

Read the full article here.

How to Parent (or Teach) a Gamer

Tim Elmore says “the greatest way parents can help children with heavy gaming tendencies is to re-introduce external stimuli and pair those experiences with meaningful conversations.”

Read the rest of his blog post here.

How Young Is Too Young (For Digital Media)?

The folks at Fuller Youth Institute released a new resource focused on helping parents think and talk differently about digital media.

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Millions of Teens Are Using a New App to Post Anonymous Thoughts, and Most Parents Have No Idea

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.

Read the full article from the Washington Post here.

5 Questions to Consider Before Buying Tech for Your Kid

Common Sense Media offers parents 5 questions to consider before buying a new device for your kid.

View the video here.