Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Can You Please Talk, Not Text? Parenting The Instagram Generation

Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Read the article here.

Teens Use Uber Via Parent Accounts, Despite The Ride-Sharing Service’s Ban On Minors

The ride-hailing service is growing in popularity among some teens who with a few taps on their smartphones can get shuttled to wherever they want to go. Read the article here.

The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff online – and discussing what to do with the information – are the best ways to keep kids safe. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

YouTube And Instagram Stars Explain How To Protect Your Kids From Online Bullying

Even the most popular kids online deal with cyberbullying. Read the article here.

One Parent Addiction That Produces Regrets

Tim Elmore discusses research showing that students wish their parents would put away their digital devices. Read the blog post here.

Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities

Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.

Parents, Your Phone Use Is Annoying Your Teens

More than a third of children have asked their parents to get off the Internet, saying it disrupts family life, according to a survey.

Read the article here.

The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. Read the article here.

Parents: Get Off Your Phone

Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post here.

Online Risks Are Everyday Events For Teens – But They Rarely Tell Their Parents

“According to one study, teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 spend almost 200 minutes a day (3 hours, 20 minutes) online on a mobile device. With that much time spent online, they’re bound to frequently encounter risks or unpleasant experiences, whether intentionally or not. But the more parents freak out about these incidents, the less likely their teens are to tell them about it next time.”

Read the rest of the article from Forbes here.