Mott Poll 2020 Retrospective
It's been another busy year at the Mott Poll. In 2020 we covered a variety of topics, including safe drinking water, summertime safety, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellness of children and teens across the country. As we wrap up another year of child health research, here's a look back at some of our 2020 reports you might've missed.
October: Teen involvement in demonstrations against police brutality
1 in 12 parents report their teen has attended a demonstration and/or other event about racism or policing reform. 1 in 2 Black parents say thinking about police brutality and racism causes stress for their teen, as do 1 in 4 White parents. White parents are nearly twice as likely than Black parents to believe teens do not belong at demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
May: Tracking tween health through apps
1 in 20 parents say their tween currently uses health apps. 2 in 3 parents are concerned about their tween being targeted by ads from health apps. Most parents want input from their tween's health care provider on using health apps, but only 3% have talked with their tween's provider. 38% of parents would not allow their tween to use an app that tracks health information.
March: Parenting to prevent child sexual abuse
3 in 4 parents of school-age children say they have talked about inappropriate touching, compared to less than half of parents of preschoolers. 2 in 5 parents report not receiving any information on how to talk with their child about inappropriate touching. 3 in 4 parents want their child's school or preschool to provider information for parents on how to talk about inappropriate touching.
Be sure to check out the rest of our 2020 reports, and sign up for our email list so you never miss a report! See you next year!