Research + News | Topic: Accountability

How Teens And Parents Navigate Screen Time And Device Distractions

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction. Read the research from the Pew Research Center here.

Experts Warn Of Teen’s Secret Digital Lives

Today’s kids are meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps. Read the full article here.

Apps And Online Behaviors To Be Wary Of With Our Kids

Secret or hidden apps, enhanced password protection, and even apps that facilitate drug purchases have provided tweens and teens with seemingly unfettered access to content and behaviors that their parents would most likely never condone. Read the article here.

Ten Ways “Grown-Up” Christians Can Set A Better Example For Gen Z On Social Media

Dear Christians On Social Media, Gen Z Is Watching. Read this article from Jonathan Morrow for the Impact 360 Institute here.

Yes Means Yes: New Apps Formalize Sexual Consent

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, young people have more concerns over sexual consent than ever. New apps aim to quell some of those concerns by recording consent from each party before they engage in intimate activity. Read the article here.

Control Your Phone, Don’t Let It Control You

Common Sense Media provides tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model. Read the article here.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women And Sexual Coercion

Many girls feel pressured to comply with requests to send naked photos of themselves to boys who demand them. Read the article here.

Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online

More than a quarter of parents use a device to track or monitor their kids’ online activity. Read the article here.

Culture Associated With Social Media Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts

Researchers from the University of Plymouth discovered risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’. Read the article 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.