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The effectiveness of parental mediation

Maialen Garmendia, Carmelo Garitaonandia, Gemma Martínez and Miguel Ángel Casado

in Children, risk and safety on the internet

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9781847428837
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307723 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0018
The effectiveness of parental mediation

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This chapter analyses the role that parents play in order to protect their children against the risks and harm they may encounter while using the internet. Parental mediation strategies are examined and classified attending to the different ways of communication established between parents and children. Besides these strategies, parents and children's personal characteristics (such as gender, age and socio-economic status, SES) are taken into account in order to see whether such characteristics affect the type of risks and harm suffered by minors when they surf on the internet (sexual content, bullying and contact with strangers).

Keywords: Parental mediation; Online risks; Active mediation; Monitoring; Restrictive mediation

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