Nearly half of parents with young teens fear curbing social media use would affect their relationship: Survey

Smartphones and tablets are the top devices that children use daily, according to the survey. PHOTO: ST FILE
Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - A vast majority of parents in Singapore worry about their children's use of social media, a new survey has found, but almost half of those with secondary school-age children fret about trying to impose curbs, fearing it could affect their relationship with their children.

Four in 10 parents worry that limiting their children's use of social media will make them feel left out among their peers. About the same proportion are unsure if they would be over-controlling their child.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.