Research + News | Topic: Parenting
Aug 2, 2019
Kids Go Online Rather Than Ask Parents For Homework Help
A new survey from computer and smartphone maker Lenovo shows that pretty much all around the world, technology trumps parental intervention when it comes to helping kids with homework. Read the article here.
Jul 15, 2019
Parents Hire Coaches To Help Limit Their Kids’ Screen Time
For a fee as high as $200, so-called “screen time consultants” are helping parents figure out how to get their kids off of their devices. View the video from Good Morning America here.
Jul 3, 2019
At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid?
Technology overuse ranked as the No. 1 fear of parents of teenagers in a national survey last year. Read this story from NPR’s Life Kit series here.
Jun 18, 2019
When Should Kids Get Smartphones? (Survey)
With the power of the Internet at their fingertips, parents have to consider an important question: “When should kids get smartphones?” Read the survey results here.
May 29, 2019
The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens & Sleep In The United States
From Common Sense Media: The latest addition to the New Normal research series explores how smartphones and other mobile devices have changed families’ morning and evening routines and in-person relationships. For the first time, parents and teens reveal their habits around screens and sleep, from where they keep phones at night to how often digital notifications wake them up (and why). Access the full report here.
May 24, 2019
Dear Parents: The Internet Never Forgets
Many children growing up today will discover that their digital footprint began in utero and didn’t stop there. This phenomenon has come to be known as “sharenting”—when parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media, creating an indelible trail of digital bread crumbs. Watch a video report covering this issue here.
May 22, 2019
The Rise Of Teen Burner Phones And What To Do About Them
Time Elmore takes a look at the issue of teens using burner phones. Read his blog post here.
May 10, 2019
Madonna Says Giving Her Children Mobile Phones ‘Ended Their Relationship’
The singer says her children’s lives became dominated by the technology. Read the article here.
May 10, 2019
Technology Cuts Children Off From Adults, Warns Expert
One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media
Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.