Research + News | Topic: Parenting

What Parents Should Know About YouTube’s New Parental Controls For Teens

YouTube recently launched a new option specifically geared toward tweens, teens, and their parents with a supervised experience. Read the article here.

Many Teens Live Online, Alone. Here’s How To Stay Connected In The Pandemic

For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Read the article here.

YouTube To Launch Parental Control Features For Families With Tweens and Teens

YouTube announced this morning it will soon introduce a new experience designed for teens and tweens who are now too old for the schoolager-focused YouTube Kids app, but who may not be ready to explore all of YouTube. Read the article here.

Parents Doing Whatever It Takes To Bond With Their Kids During COVID, Even Dancing On TikTok

A new survey finds many are working up a sweat just to bond with their kids more during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article here.

TikTok Now Lets Parents Make Their Teens’ Accounts More Private

A parental controls update adds new search restrictions, too. Read the article here.

Increased Screen Time For Children And Teens Is Likely Here To Stay

In a period when large numbers of parents and school kids are stuck at home with one another, this is one battle many parents choose to forego, at least for now. Read the article here.

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.

One-Third Of Engaged Christian Parents Is “Media-Stressed”

Over the past century, the rate of technological advancement has increased exponentially—and with that increase, social opportunities and dilemmas tethered to tech have also multiplied. Read the article from Barna here.

5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone

Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.

Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely To Be Cyberbullies

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Read the article here.