Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Let Kids Be Kids A Little Longer: Wait Until 8th

The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. Visit the website here.

Mom And Dad’s Social Media Habits Reveal Their Parenting Style

Does a parent’s posting habits on Facebook really change the way they interact with their kids? Read the article here.

Instagram Releases Tools For Parents To Track Teens’ Activity

Instagram on Wednesday morning launched a “Family Center” with supervisory tools for parents to track their children’s time and activity on the platform. Read the article here.

What Teen Girls Wish Parents Knew About Instagram

What do teen girls wish grown-ups (particularly their parents) really knew about Instagram? And what advice do they have for kids just starting out on the app? Read the article here.

Parents Of The Social Media Generation Are Not OK

Parents who did not spend their childhoods with social media apps are now struggling to understand and navigate the potential harms that social media can have on their kids’ mental health as they grow up. Read the article here.

Parents: Your Teens Don’t Need A Smartphone

Here’s a pro-tip from this mother of five: Just say no to smartphones and social media. Read the article here.

1 In 3 Young Children Are Already Using Social Media Apps – Without Parental Supervision

A new study finds a third of children between seven and nine years-old are already using social media apps. Read the article here.

Children Under 10 Are Using Social Media. Parents Can Help Them Stay Safe Online

It’s not just your teens who are on social media anymore. Younger kids are getting on those apps, and some parents aren’t confident that their children can stay safe online. Read the article here.

Most US Parents Give Their Children Several Hours Of Screen Time Each Day

The majority of US parents (51%) reported giving their children 3 hours or more of daily screen time for anything other than homework. Read the article here.

I Grew Up ‘Under A Rock’: My Parents Banned Social Media Until I Was 17. I’m Glad They Did.

I didn’t know at the time what a blessing it was to enjoy a childhood free of the constraints, anxiety and sadness social media often brings. Read the article here.