A recent study of 2,000 parents of school-age kids in America focused on the challenges of parenting in the digital age.
The study found that three-quarters of those parents regularly snooped on their kid’s phones to see what they were up to in the online world.
Turns out a big majority of those parents…about 84%…believe that they are perfectly within their right to investigate their child’s device and are doing it to protect their kids.
Many of these parents admit that they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for when they look into their device activity and that many feel that their kids are already more tech-savvy than they are, which makes protecting them all the more difficult.
The biggest concerns parents have are their child’s activity on social media and who they might be talking to there, and the kinds of photos and videos they are exposed to – or sharing themselves.
If you can get past the ad content, the video below has an overview of what the research, conducted by ParentWise, found.