Looking to give your teens a balance between letting them have some digital independence while keeping them safe? The Pew Research Center has just published a new survey about how, when and why parents of 13 to 17-year olds monitor their kids’ digital behavior. Here’s the data. How do your own screen-time policies stack up?
55% of parents say they limit the amount of time or times of day their teen can be online
65% of parents punish their kids by taking away cell phones or Internet privileges
60% of parents say they have checked which websites their teen visits
56% have friended or followed their teen on Facebook, Twitter or some other social media platform.
61% of parents say they have ever checked which websites their teen visits.
16% use monitoring tools on their teen’s cellphone to track their location.
Read the entire survey here.