Research + News | Topic: Parenting

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?

Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dad: Unplugged

One dad writes about what it was like to spend his Father’s Day unplugged. Read the article here.