Research + News | Topic: Families
May 29, 2019
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.
May 28, 2019
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.
May 10, 2019
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.
Feb 18, 2019
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.
Sep 6, 2018
Phones Are Changing The Texture Of Family Life
Many parents think teens are too absorbed by screens. Teens agree. Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
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.
Aug 24, 2018
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.
Aug 15, 2018
Do Teens Use Facebook? It Depends On Their Family’s Income
While only one-third of kids from families with higher incomes said they are on Facebook, Pew reported recently, a much larger share of teens from lower-income backgrounds said that they still use the platform. Read the article here.
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.