Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

Tim Elmore lists five rules of thumb for adults using social media. Read his blog post here.

Parents’ Ultimate Guide To Instagram

Is Instagram safe? How does it work? And what’s a “finsta”? Everything parents need to know about this popular image-sharing app. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

Can You Stop Your Parents Sharing Photos Of You Online?

Love it or hate it, parents have made their way on to social media, and seem to be there to stay. Read the article here.

Parents Are Losing Their Kids To Video Games

From the Growing Leaders blog:

“A recent article on the Fortnite epidemic found that alarmed doctors are now treating Fortnite-obsessed kids for mental and physical health problems; including everything from “carpal tunnel to sedentary obesity.” Dr. Kate Roberts, a psychologist from Wenham, Massachusetts found that the most disturbing part of the addictive trend is how it changes young kids’ behavior.”

Read the rest of the blog post here.

U.S. Parents 2019

As social change has altered the structure of family households in the US, digital technology has brought its own transformations. Amid these developments, parenthood today has characteristics that simply didn’t exist a couple generations ago. Read the report here.

What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents

Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.

How Parents Feel About – And Manage – Their Teens’ Online Behavior And Screen Time

Smartphones and social media are now an almost universal feature of teenage life in the United States. More than nine-in-ten U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they have access to a smartphone or use social media, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey. Read the research here.

Stop Debating Whether Too Much Smartphone Time Can Hurt Teens, And Start Protecting Them

In recent years, rates of depression among 14- to 17-year-olds in America have increased significantly. Read the article here.

 

What’s Up With The Bizarre, Explicit Videos Infiltrating “Kid-Friendly” YouTube Channels?

While YouTube’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, a recent phenomenon is making many people question the safety of this giant video platform, especially for kids. Read the article here.

Should Parents Limit Their Teens’ Access To Social Media?

With countless news stories, pictures, and articles detailing social media’s hazards, parents in increasing numbers, are trying to understand the digital generation and are concerned about their teens’ use of social media. Read the article here.