Is It Useful for Parents to Monitor Their Teenagers Online?

by ParentCo. January 08, 2016

“I don’t believe monitoring software is a good idea,” said Marion K. Underwood, dean of graduate studies in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and a co-author of the report “Being Thirteen: Social Media and the Hidden World of Young Adolescents’ Peer Culture.”

Instead, parents should invest their time in being an active part of young teenagers’ lives online, and gradually step back (but not entirely) as the the teenagers get older.

Source: Parents Monitoring Teenagers Online, and Mostly, Getting It Right via New York Times


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