NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1050658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Parental Attitudes and Young People's Online Sexual Activities
Sorbring, Emma; Hallberg, Jonas; Bohlin, Margareta; Skoog, Therése
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v15 n2 p129-143 2015
Parental attitudes towards young people's sexuality in traditional (i.e. non-online media) settings have been associated with young people's sexual activities. In this study, we explored the association between key parent and youth characteristics and parental attitudes towards young people's online sexual activities. We also examined the association between young people's self-reported online sexual activities and parents' attitudes. Questionnaires were completed by parents and young people in 496 families. Parents' attitudes towards young people's offline and online sexual activities were closely related, although parents are more accepting in an offline setting. Parents' attitudes towards online sexuality are related to their sexual attitudes and their preferences with regard to the Internet. Parents' attitudes differ depending on the sex of the parent and the sex and age of the child. The link between parents' attitudes and young people's online sexual activities appears to be mediated by parental rules.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A