Research + News | Topic: Families
May 24, 2018
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.
Apr 6, 2018
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.
Dec 21, 2017
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.
Nov 13, 2017
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.
Oct 23, 2017
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.
Jul 27, 2017
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.
Jul 5, 2017
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.
May 9, 2017
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.
May 4, 2017
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.
Mar 17, 2017
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.