Research + News | Topic: Families

I Wish My Mom’s Phone Wasn’t Invented, 2nd Grader Writes In School Project

Elementary school teacher Jen Beason said four of her students told her they wished phones were never invented after giving the class a writing prompt. Read the article here.

Amazon Extends Its Lead In Parental Controls

Amazon, which already has some of the most parent-friendly options for its Fire tablets, added some more improvements. Read the article here.

Tips For A Tech-Wise Christmas

Here are some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays. Read the article from Barna here.

Amazon Revolutionizes Teen Allowances

Amazon has launched a new program that allows parents to set up, fund and manage shopping accounts for their teens. Read the article here.

Children Tell Parents To Disconnect, Ditch Phones At Dinner

Almost half (42%) of parents don’t remember the last time their family had a device-free meal. Read the article here.

Teenage Tantrums As Kids Demand Mum And Dad Pick Up The Bill For Their Digital Lives

Despite two thirds of kids owning a smartphone (67% of those aged 8-15), fewer than one in 10 (9%) pay their own phone bill – according to findings from the latest Halifax Pocket Money Survey. Read the press release here.

Forming Family Values In A Digital Age

Forces like technology are influencing habits in the home and disrupting traditional norms that have shaped young people for generations. But some things never change—like the parental responsibility for setting and communicating the values of their home and family.

Read this research from Barna and take a look at the book from Andy Crouch The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place here.

6 Tech Habits Changing The American Home

Parents today believe it is harder than ever to raise children. The number-one reason? Technology.

Read this article and research update from Barna here.

3 Places Families Should Make Phone-Free

Take back family time and set an example for your kids by creating tech-free zones in the most important areas of your life. Read the article here.

Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link

Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.

Read the article here.