What We’re Reading This Week: Over-parenting Online, UK Social Media Boycott, Tips for Kids’ First Facebook
Week of August 5, 2013
To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week. What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.
- How often do you stay connected with your kids online? A recent Wall Street Journal article looks at how parents that talk to their children throughout the day via texts and emails might be impacting a generation of kids’ independence.
- In the wake of teen Hannah Smith’s suicide after being bullied on Ask.fm, UK Prime Minister David Cameron blames and demands we boycott social media sites where abuse goes on unmitigated.
- PARENT TIPS: Does your kid want their first Facebook? Colby Zintl of Common Sense Media shares tips on how to talk to your kids about setting up their online social profiles.
- KID TIPS: Babble gives four basic digital etiquette rules all kids should learn. Some good reminders!
- RESEARCH: A Pew Research Center study claims 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Additionally, the percentage of internet users on Twitter has more than doubled since November 2010, currently standing at 18%.
See you next week!