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Parents’ influence on children's online usage

Yusuf, Sarina and Osman, Mohd Nizam and Hassan, Md Salleh and Teimoury, Misha (2014) Parents’ influence on children's online usage. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 81-86. ISSN 1877-0428

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Children nowadays has unlimited access to the Internet that possibly will harm them, thus parents’ roles in mitigating their children online risks is crucial.Previous studies show a positive parent-child attachment may reduce the risks. A survey was conducted and a total of 387 participants aged 9 to 16 have been recruited to completed a 14-item questionnaire form.The instrument consists of three sub-scales, namely trust, communication and alienation.Results showed that almost 80% of children in this study trust their parents, feel their parents’ concern (75%), and depend on their parents (74%).Malaysian children are actually very in need to be safe during online due the facts that they knew regarding the Internet effects.They also show a willingness to do the right things by letting their parents involve into their online live activities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attachment; parent-child attachment; risky behaviour; online usage; online threats
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 01:21
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12997

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