How parents of young children manage digital devices at home

In a new report from EU Kids Online, entitled "How parents of young children manage digital devices at home: the role of income, education and parental style", Sonia Livingstone looks at cross-national variations in how actively engaged parents are in their children's online activities and finds that parents' own skills shape the support they provide for their children.

2015-10-09 EU Kids Online awareness, research

From when children are very young, their parents start to develop strategies to manage (or mediate) their present and future digital media use. A key challenge they face is that digital media - that is, the array of domestic and personal digital and networked devices for information, communication and entertainment now present in many European homes - are associated with both opportunities and risks. For all parents, but especially those who lack confidence, experience or expertise in relation to digital media, the study revealed a need for policy and practitioner support.

Download the full report from the LSE research online website.

Alternatively, check out this blog article or watch a news report from Channel 4 News in the UK.

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