Becoming a parent is a life changing experience, and these days, social media is playing an increasingly significant role in that transition. How significant? Now that’s an interesting question, and one which Facebook has sought to address.
The study broke down parents’ social media behaviors into a variety of behaviors and ranked how likely parents were to use social for those behaviors. In terms of connecting with other parents on social, mothers in general were much more supportive of other parents, with 53 percent to fathers’ 33 percent reporting they are very likely to use social to respond to “good news” about other parents’ children. 35 percent of mothers, and 28 percent of fathers, were very likely to use social to respond to parenting questions posed by other parents.
In t he latest Pew Research report , analysts have looked at how parents use social media channels, providing a wide range of insights into what platforms they use, how they use them and who they’re connecting with. The report provides some great data on how social channels are being utilized by parents, insights that can help marketers better understand and focus their advertising efforts to this demographic set.
Euro RSCG Worldwide asked 1,000 dads across the U.S. how the Internet and social media has influenced their parenting skills. The survey reve aled that dads are actually doing a pretty good job keeping up with tech and digital (of those who try) -- comparable to their youngsters at home. 77 percent of digital dads are connected to their kids on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites -- to stay connected, of course, and perhaps also to keep tabs. And, when it's all too much, 61 percent know when to tell the kids to unplug.
We live in a day-and-age where every Social account synchronizes with a smart phone. No one is out of reach. We can engage with anyone at any time. That is why more teachers should embrace the idea of utilizing Social Media to connect with their students and parents. As a society, it is time to accept this idea as well.
Responsible parents have always worked hard at keeping track of their kids and to see if they are being truthful when they report in about what they have been doing. This involved having kids call to check in or it required parents to be calling their children to see where they are and what they are doing.