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Media and socio-cultural communication, Social sciences
Based on data collected from the Net Children Go Mobile project, a cross- national study of children aged 9-16 in seven European countries with a focus on the Irish context, this article examines parental mediation of children’ online ac- tivities. The relationship between children’s digital skills (including internet and smartphone use) and parental mediation is also examined and factors influenc- ing parent mediation are highlighted. Parents implement a range of strategies, favouring strict mediation and rules over active mediation on internet safety, but these were associated with reduced children’s online activities and digital skills. These findings challenge researchers to identify effective strategies that don’t impede children’s freedom to access the online world and avail of online opportunities.
Dinh, T., & O’Neill, B. (2019)Parental mediation and the internet: findings of NET children go mobile for parents' mediation strategies in Ireland: mediazione dei genitori e Internet: risultati di NET children go mobile per le strategie di mediazione di genitori in Irlanda. Media Education Studies and Research, 10(1), pp.24–40. doi:10.14605/MED1011902