The Common Sense Census: Plugged-In Parents of Tweens and Teens, 2016

December 6, 2016

It's no secret that tweens and teens spend a lot of time with media. But what about their parents? For the first time in a Common Sense Census, we put the spotlight on parents to understand how they manage their kids' -- and their own -- media use.

This national report is based on surveys from more than 1,700 parents of children age 8 to 18, who share candidly about their own media use and their perceptions of their kids' engagement with media and technology.

The findings create a comprehensive picture of parent strategies for mediating, monitoring, and managing media issues for their children. Results show that parents actively keep tabs on tech use at home and are supportive of the positive benefits of media in their kids' lives. The study provides insight into how families can use media in healthy ways and how parents can be good digital role models for their kids. Watch our video below and see our blog post for highlights.

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