Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Pew Research Center released a report about the methods parents use to monitor their teen’s online lives and how they encourage their child to use technology in an appropriate and responsible manner. According to the report, parents take a number of different steps to monitor their child’s online behavior, with personal monitoring being the most prominent of these steps. On the other hand, parental monitoring by technological means is somewhat less common.
In addition to examining the actions parents take to monitor their teen’s internet and cellphone use, Pew Research Center also asked parents how often they talk with their teen about appropriate and inappropriate behavior in various spaces, from what they share and view online to how they treat others online or conduct themselves in their everyday lives.
The research examines the methods parents use to monitor the online behavior and interactions in relation to age, gender, socioeconomic differences, racial similarities and community type of the users.