Research + News | Topic: Parenting
Oct 21, 2016
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.
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Sep 15, 2016
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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Sep 9, 2016
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.
Sep 6, 2016
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.
Sep 1, 2016
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.
Aug 31, 2016
High-Tech ‘Nanny’ Systems Keep a Watchful Eye on Teens
Do you remember your very first time driving alone? No driving instructor, parent, sibling, friend… nobody. Mine was a surreal and liberating drive, with no one to scrutinize every detail or look over my shoulder; it was freeing, and quiet. Nowadays, it would be different; vehicles beep and vibrate, while some apply the brakes for you even when you think you’re accelerating. Read the full article here.
Jul 28, 2016
What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?
NOT long ago, many parents wondered at what age they should give their child full access to the car keys. Nowadays, parents face a trickier question: At what age should a child own a smartphone? Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2016
How to Help Keep Teens Off Their Smartphones
Tech columnist Jennifer Jolly shares tools to help kids shut down those tablets and smartphones. Read the article here.
Jun 23, 2016
One dad writes about what it was like to spend his Father’s Day unplugged. Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2016
When Your Child is Looking at Porn
Covenant Eyes offers a free step-by-step guide for Christian parents. Download the guide at their website here.