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Online Responses towards Parental rearing Styles Regarding hand-held Devices

Geng, Gretchen and Disney, Leigh (2014). Online Responses towards Parental rearing Styles Regarding hand-held Devices. Contemporary Educational Technology,5(4):275-285.

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Title Online Responses towards Parental rearing Styles Regarding hand-held Devices
Author Geng, Gretchen
Disney, Leigh
Journal Name Contemporary Educational Technology
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1309-517X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 275
End Page 285
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Turkey
Publisher Anadolu University, Faculty of Communication Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This article reviewed the literature on parental rearing styles and used responses from an online discussion forum to investigate people’s opinions towards parental rearing styles and strategies when children use hand-held devices. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) was used as an analysis method via micro, meso and macro multi-level interpretations. The majority of online responses agree that parents’ positive engagement using an authoritative rearing style play an important role in children’s use of hand-held devices, while authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved rearing styles hindered children’s development. Five positive parenting strategies were promoted by online responses, which included accepting technology, managing the use of technology, being responsible for children’s technology choice, setting playing time, and encouraging children to have no-technology time. Educators and parents who are interested in using hand-held devices with children will find this article useful in understanding positive strategies to implement when children use these devices.
Keywords Hand-held devices
Parental rearing style
Online responses
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