- Title Pages
- List of figures and tables
- Notes on contributors
- one Introduction
- two What we know, what we do not know
- three Research with children
- four Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research
- five Cultures of research and policy in Europe
- six Opportunities and benefits online
- seven Adolescents and social network sites: identity, friendships and privacy
- eight Young people online: gender and age influences
- nine Digital divides
- ten Risky contacts
- eleven Inappropriate content
- twelve Problematic conduct: juvenile delinquency on the internet
- thirteen Children and the internet in the news: agency, voices and agendas
- fourteen The role of parental mediation in explaining cross-national experiences of risk
- fifteen Maximising opportunities and minimising risks for children online
- sixteen Parental mediation
- seventeen Making use of ICT for learning in European schools
- eighteen Media literacy
- nineteen Conclusion
- Appendix A List of country codes
- Appendix B Children and parents online, by country
- Appendix C The EU Kids Online network
- (p.199) sixteen Parental mediation
- Kids online
Gemma Martínez Fernández
- Policy Press
This chapter discusses parental mediation of children's internet use. When mediating their children's internet use parents favour social mediation over technical restrictions and restrictive rule making. Using social mediation, they prefer talking about the child's online activities subsequently to staying nearby or sitting next to the child while they are online. At least a quarter of parents in 2008 did not mediate their children's internet use at all. More educated parents do not use technical software because they trust their children, while less-educated parents may not know how to use it. Parental mediation depends on parents' characteristics, that is, parental role, education, and internet use. Parental mediation also depends on children's characteristics, with age being more important than gender.
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