Research + News | Topic: Parenting

The Heavy Price Parents Pay When iPhones Becomes Babysitters

Tim Elmore discusses technology and the emotional needs of kids. Read his blog post here.

10 Ways To Help Teens Be Savvier About Texting

Teens love to text. But the shallow form of communication can be a source of significant distress. Read the article here.

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.

Best Way to Annoy Your Teenager? Ask for Help With Technology

For many parents trying to figure out how to use the latest technologies, their teenage children are their only lifeline.

But it appears youngsters resent having to help their mothers and fathers with gadgets, with 62 per cent describing it as their biggest irritation.

Meanwhile having to do household tasks came second on the list and just over one third (34 per cent) said their largest gripe was their parents kissing in front of them.

Read the full article here.

Can You Please Talk, Not Text? Parenting The Instagram Generation

Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Read the article here.

Teens Use Uber Via Parent Accounts, Despite The Ride-Sharing Service’s Ban On Minors

The ride-hailing service is growing in popularity among some teens who with a few taps on their smartphones can get shuttled to wherever they want to go. Read the article here.

The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff online – and discussing what to do with the information – are the best ways to keep kids safe. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

YouTube And Instagram Stars Explain How To Protect Your Kids From Online Bullying

Even the most popular kids online deal with cyberbullying. Read the article here.

One Parent Addiction That Produces Regrets

Tim Elmore discusses research showing that students wish their parents would put away their digital devices. Read the blog post here.

Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities

Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.