Children are using technology and social media. So how do parents feel about their children’s habits? According to recent research from Pew Research Center, “one-in-three parents say they have had concerns or questions about their childâ€™sÂ technology use in the last year.”
In this survey, 33% of parents said they have had concerns or questions about their childâ€™s technology use in the past 12 months. Mothers and fathers are equally likely to have had concerns and questions.
Less troublesome but still a concern to parents is the information others post about their children online:
Parents show relatively low levels of concern about what others have posted about their child online. Just 12% of parents say they have ever felt uncomfortable about something a spouse, family member, or friend posted about their child on social media. Fully 88% say they have not felt this way.
However, when parents do feel uncomfortable, many are likely to ask the poster to remove the offending content. Overall, 11% of parents have ever asked a family member, caregiver, or friend to take something about their child down from social media.
To read the whole report, click here. Â To read my series on parental engagement in teaching digital citizenship to children, click here.