As the news stories about teens’ mainly mobile (digital) socializing multiply, parents seem to be turning a corner too. Monitoring kids on Facebook is “so 2009,” Yahoo! News reports. Even the very tech-savvy “Online Mom” blogger Monica Vila wrote recently that “everything went mobile and I lost control” – though calmly (and I think wisely) […]
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US parents may be interested to see the Times of India’s account of single mom Darshana Verma “who never learned to use a computer and saved for 10 months,” spending more than half a month’s income on mobile phones for her two children. Verma told the Times that the access to Facebook and the Internet […]
An important New York Times piece on cyberbullying illustrates parents’ challenges in dealing with it, among other things. Let’s zoom in on the questions parents face.
Adults are fast catching up with teens and young adults in accessing the Net and all kinds of media-sharing with cellphones.
Landlines may be going away (see CNET), but don’t think of cellphones merely as their replacement for voice communications – at least not if you’re a parent. Because to get a better handle on how young people use phones, think of them as “the world’s most ubiquitous computers,” as the New York Times put it […]
Well, an actual group labeled “parents” wasn’t measured, but I suspect parents figured prominently in a Nielsen study that found 35-to-49-year-olds are the fastest-growing group in social-network sites. “Time spent on these sites is growing three times faster than the overall Internet rate … [and] more than two-thirds of the world’s online population now visits […]
This is a pretty digitally advanced group (active mobile social-networking users aged 16-52), and itsmy.com was surveying 15,000 of its own users, but the findings from this big early-adopting group are pretty interesting if you wonder about mobile social networkers habits: 95% of those in the US and 96% of UK ones “already use the […]
By 2020, the mobile phone will be the main tool for connecting to the Internet for most of the world’s people, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest “Internet Evolution” study. “The study asked a group of ‘Internet leaders, activists and analysts’ to forecast what they expect to be the major technology […]
Like our children now, we in the future may have so many people in our phone address books that we’ll need help remembering where we met them. At least that’s what Yahoo’s new social app for phones seems to illustrate, as just-unveiled oneConnect expands its market from young early adopters to us. “The centerpiece is […]