Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Teen Monitoring Apps Don’t Work And Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds

Parental control apps don’t always work well, and according to preliminary research, they can also drive a wedge between teens and parents. Read the full article here.

58% Of Parents Concerned About Negative Health Effects In Children Using Virtual Reality

Parents see virtual reality as providing some benefits to their children, but they also have concerns. Read the article here.

What Parents Need To Know About Sexting

Tips for talking with your child about sexting from JAMA Pediatrics. Read the article here.

For Some Parents, Snapchat Usage Is A Concern

Of the many major social networking apps out there, parents have expressed the most concern about their teens using Snapchat. Read the article here.

Control Your Phone, Don’t Let It Control You

Common Sense Media provides tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model. Read the article here.

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines. One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn’t have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new. Read the full article here.

Earbuds Made My Teens Tune Me Out, So I Changed How We Listen To Music

Nicole Roach, for Common Sense Media, explains how her and her husband turned the tables on their teens and got them to unplug and open up about their favorite musical artists. Read the article here.

How Technology Can Help You And Your Kids As Long As You Let It

Thankfully, there is a lot of tech that can help us become better parents and take care of our children and their growing needs. Read the article here.

Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online

More than a quarter of parents use a device to track or monitor their kids’ online activity. Read the article here.

Movement Calls On Parents Not To Give Their Children Smartphones Until 8th Grade

ABC News features a video highlighting a movement called the “Wait Until 8th” campaign. Watch the video here.