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Families, technology use, and daily life: parents’ role in building resilience and mitigating harm

Kapella, Olaf (2021) Families, technology use, and daily life: parents’ role in building resilience and mitigating harm. Parenting for a Digital Future (19 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Parents can become overwhelmed by the rapid changes in information and communication technologies (ICT) and contradictory advice on how best to support their children’s safe and beneficial internet use. Why is that? When many of today’s parents were children themselves, most of today’s technologies did not even exist. So, parents may lack key references and best-practice examples from their own childhood that show what good digital mediation, guidance and support for children could look like. For www.parenting.digital, Olaf Kapella discusses how research evidence can close this information gap and support parents and carers in their decisions. Drawing on two recent reviews conducted as part of the EU Project DigiGen, he offers insights for parents on how to maximise the positive aspects of internet use by focusing on online activities (rather than screen time), co-using technologies with their children, respecting children’s privacy, promoting resilience and acting as role models.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 14:27
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 14:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111368

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