In April 2021, we followed up with many of the same parents surveyed in March 2020 on their children’s use of technology and social media.
38% of parents with children whose K-12 schools closed in the spring said that their child was likely to face digital obstacles in schoolwork.
Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason.
The pandemic has forced a shift to online learning, a transition that has been challenging for the nearly 7 million disabled students in the U.S.
The media landscape was upended more than a decade ago when the video-sharing site YouTube was launched. The volume and variety of content posted on the site is staggering. The site’s popularity makes it a launchpad for performers, businesses and commentators on every conceivable subject. And like many platforms in the modern digital ecosystem, YouTube […]
In a recent Pew Research survey, more respondents said communication skills were most important for children to have, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science fell somewhere in the middle.
Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers. They are also more likely than adults without children to read e-books. But as parents adapt new reading habits for themselves on electronic devices, the data show that print books remain important when it comes to their children.
Parents are enthusiastic downloaders of all kinds of apps, particularly apps for children.
What is the average age at which American kids get cell phones? and is it getting younger?
This week we filed a public comment in response to the Federal Communications Notice of Inquiry on the issue of "Empowering Parents and Protecting Kids in an Evolving Media Landscape."