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ERIC Number: EJ1024301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Developing Scales to Measure Parental Mediation of Young Children's Internet Use
Nikken, Peter; Jansz, Jeroen
Learning, Media and Technology, v39 n2 p250-266 2014
With children using digital media at ever younger ages, media-education becomes a pressing issue for parents. As there is hardly any research on how parents guide the online activities of toddlers and young children an internet-survey was held among 792 Dutch parents of children aged between 2 and 12 years. Factor analysis revealed that for the internet, parents partly use the same strategies they also apply for television and video games: "co-use", "active mediation", and "restrictive mediation". In addition, they also utilise new strategies: "supervision" and "technical safety guidance". Mediation was mainly predicted by the child's age and online behaviour (e.g., gaming, social networking), as well as by the number of computers in the home and the parents' gender, education and computer/internet skills. Finally, parents also use more mediation when they expect that the internet has a positive effect and particularly when they believe that it has a negative impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands