Research + News | Topic: Families

Is YouTube Turning Kids Into Budding Shoppers?

Kids and teens hold a lot of spending power that’s extending into households. Read the article here.

Average Parent Spends Just 5 Hours Face-To-Face With Their Kids Per Week

44% said their familial disconnect is a result of their kids logging inordinate amounts of time on their phones during traditional “family time” in the evening. Read the article here.

Our Daughter’s Nightly Struggle

Navigating this technology thing is not fun, for parents or our teens, but fighting the battle is worth it. Read the article here.

The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens & Sleep In The United States

From Common Sense Media: The latest addition to the New Normal research series explores how smartphones and other mobile devices have changed families’ morning and evening routines and in-person relationships. For the first time, parents and teens reveal their habits around screens and sleep, from where they keep phones at night to how often digital notifications wake them up (and why). Access the full report here.

How Kids’ Allowance Works In The Smartphone Age

When it comes to teaching children about money, chore charts are out, electronic accounts are in. Read the article here.

Madonna Says Giving Her Children Mobile Phones ‘Ended Their Relationship’

The singer says her children’s lives became dominated by the technology. Read the article here.

Teens Don’t Use Facebook, But They Can’t Escape It, Either

While a few teens told WIRED they’re concerned about broader privacy issues and the impact Facebook is having on society, most are worried about what their parents post about them. Read the article here.

Phones Are Changing The Texture Of Family Life

Many parents think teens are too absorbed by screens. Teens agree. Read the article here.

Teens’ Screen Addiction Might Be Contagious, And Parents Are Patient Zero

Kids aren’t the only ones struggling to self-regulate their screen time. Read the article here.

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.