Parental mediation of digital gaming and internet use
2013 (English)In: FDG 2013: The 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, Chania, Crete, 2013, 63-70 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this study the focus is set on parental rules for digital gaming and Internet use. First a review of the field is presented followed by analyses of adolescents’ media use and parental strategies for regulation. Data was derived from a Swedish survey of parents—Predominantly mothers—of adolescents aged 9-16 complemented with data from a separate survey of adolescents aged 9-16. Analyses are presented using gamma coefficients for bivariate correlations and linear regression models for multivariate analyses. We conclude that parents in this study are involved in their adolescents’ gaming and Internet by restricting access to these media. Boys and young adolescents are controlled more than girls and older adolescents. Mothers made use of restrictive mediation more than fathers. Parents harbour quite negative views on gaming which might interfere with a more active role of parents in mediating their children’s gaming
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chania, Crete, 2013. 63-70 p.
game reception, parents, adolescents, mediation, restriction(s), co-playing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-90033DiVA: diva2:622130
FDG 2013- The 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games