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ERIC Number: EJ1170667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Children's Use of ICT, Family Mediation, and Social Inequalities
Diogo, Ana Matias; Silva, Pedro; Viana, Joana
Issues in Educational Research, v28 n1 p61-76 2018
Children have increasing access, and at younger ages, to ICT. This results from state policy measures, or from families having progressively provided ICT access to their children, or both of these influences. As a critical approach to the impact of technology in the construction of social change, this paper seeks to understand how children's relationships are built with ICT, and how family background and mediation affects this relationship, within the context of socialisation and a certain position in social space. From two case studies we present results of a multivariate analysis as well as qualitative data. The data suggest that the democratisation of access to ICT, amplified by the wide distribution of a laptop computer to children in elementary schools, has resulted in distinct profiles of use by children. These profiles appear linked to different (academic and digital) family resources and diverse parental involvement concerning these uses (regulation and support).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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