What We’re Reading This Week: Over-parenting Online, UK Social Media Boycott, Tips for Kids’ First Facebook

Aug 12, 2013 11:15 AM ET

By Lynette Owens

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.
  • 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%.

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