Monthly Archives: March 2013

Designing Community-Based Online Sites for Parents


Online social networking platform for parents of middle school children to talk about and keep up with their children’s technology and social media use


  • 10 months of deployment
  • 133 participants
  • log data
  • focus groups


  • Parents may not easily switch from existing school communication platforms
  • that they are already familiar with
  • School support was critical for promoting adoption
  • Parents felt like they had too much technology in their lives and were not looking for more platforms to keep up with

For more details, please read the full paper