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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. In: The International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME14) - Communication, Empowerment and Governance: The 21st Century Enigma, 18-20 Oct. 2014, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. (pp. 81-86).


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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.260
Publisher: Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
Keywords: Attachment; Parent-child attachment; Risky behaviour; Online usage; Online threats
Depositing User: Nursyafinaz Mohd Noh
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 03:49
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 03:49
Altmetrics: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814057267
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/38893
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