Screenage Wasteland

Like so many other modern activities, helicopter parenting can now be performed from the comfort of your own home. As teens have moved their social lives online, parents have followed. And followed closely. Nearly half of parents say they’ve looked through their kids’ text messages and call records. And when it comes time to have the talk, it’s less about the birds and bees and more about the bits and bots.

+ Newshour: “Nearly all parents, nine out of 10, say they have told their teen what’s okay to share, view or consume online.” (As long as they agree not to look at my Twitter account, my kids can do whatever they want online.)

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