Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Some Parents Say “No” to Phones for Teens

If it seems like every teenager you see has a smartphone glued to their hand, it’s not your imagination. Read the story here.

Parents Not Super At Protecting Kids’ Privacy

Even though parents are concerned about protecting their children’s privacy online, 69%¬†of them still post pictures of their children online. Read the article here.

What Is “Sharenting” and Should We Be Worried By It?

Are parents oversharing their children’s exploits on social media? Read the article here.

YouTube Unveils New App for Kids

YouTube is quite popular among families, but the service isn’t the safest for kids. So YouTube is launching a service for kids to remedy the problem. Read the article here.

8 Ways to Help Cure Your Teen’s Screen Addiction

Parents welcome technology devices in the home as helpful tools, but without parameters, technology is like the obnoxious houseguest who overstays his welcome. Read the tips here.

Welcome to Your Preteens! Here’s a Mobile Phone

Three in 10 parents plan to give their children phones when they’re 12 or 13 years old. Read the research here.

Tablets and Smartphones May Affect Social and Emotional Development, Scientists Speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation.” Read the article here.

To My Porn-Watching Dad, From Your Daughter

This daughter’s letter to her porn-watching dad is heartbreaking, but every dad should ready it. Read the letter here.

Most U.S. Parents Monitor Kids’ Online Activity Closely

55% of parents of 6- to 17-year-olds monitor their kids’ online activity ‘very closely.’ Read more research here.

Kids Under 18 Want Next Gen Tech Connection and Convenience

Families with kids under 18 years old show strong intent to purchase a variety of new tech devices. Read the research brief here.