Social Parenting (image) Brigham Young University Share Print E-Mail Caption A Brigham Young University study found that teenagers who are connected to their parents on social media feel closer to their parents in real life. Credit Mark Philbrick/BYU Usage Restrictions For use with articles about the study on social media and parenting. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.