uKnowKids Provides Resources in Light of Recent Pew Research Center Study on Teens and Technology

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With the newest study by Pew Research Center showing that an increasingly large number of teens have access to the internet, especially on mobile phones, uKnowKids provides parents with crucial resources on digital parenting and the appropriate raising of connected kids.

Parents, educators and the general public are strongly encouraged to download and view these free resources.

The Pew Research Center released today its newest study on teens and technology and now more than ever the findings of this study are extremely important for parents. Unlike previous generations, today’s parents struggle with trying to bridge an ever-growing information gap between what their child is doing online and what they can see their child doing at home. And according to this study, this gap will only increase as more teens own smart phones with direct access to the internet. Some of the most key findings of the study include:

---78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
---23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
---95% of teens use the internet.
---93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home. Seven in ten (71%) teens with home computer access say the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members.

In light of this recent study, uKnowKids is distributing an eBook entitled “Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids” as well as an infographic that complements it. uKnowKids has also created a SlideShare that quickly summarizes the key points of its eBook. Parents, educators and the general public are strongly encouraged to download and view these free resources.

uKnow.com’s own founder’s son had a scary incident stemming from an online encounter. Since that time, Tim Woda has made it his mission to educate himself about internet safety and spread the lessons he learned to as many parents as he could. He feels strongly that every parent should be aware of their child’s online and mobile activities so stories like this never have to happen again. He is available to offer tips on digital parenting as well as some of the most pervasive problems facing children online including cyberbullying, sexting and online predators.

If you are interested in speaking with Tim or want more information about digital parenting, uKnowKids or product distribution, email Callie at charris(at)uknow(dot)com.

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Headquartered in Arlington, VA, uKnow.com makes parenting easier and keeps kids safer online and on the mobile phone. uKnow.com powers the world's leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, SocialFirefly.com, aBeanstalk.com, SafeCyberKids.com, MySocialScout.net, P911Safety.com and others. For more information visit http://www.uknow.com

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