The most recent survey, fielded online by the global research firm Ipsos from Oct. 14–22, 2021, asked 1,019 parents about their practices around screen time, social media, guns, mental health, conversations with children and the COVID-19 vaccines — with some of the questions posed as a follow-on to a 2020 survey.
How children are allowed to use social media, which apps they use, how parents monitor, and how parents talk to their kids about social media.
Behavior: Social media platforms used by child, according to parent (2020)
Behavior: At what age did you allow your child on social media? (2020)
Note: This data represents parents who said their child currently uses at least one social media account.
Norms: At what age do you think most parents allow children on social media? (2020)
Rules: How parents monitor social media (2021)
Talking to teens: Frequency of conversations about social media imagery (2021)
N = 300
Talking to children 6 to 12: Frequency of conversations about social media imagery (2021)
N = 396