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Author: Cho, Chang-Hoan; Hongsik, John Cheon
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CMCH Synopsis: 178 parents and their children (ages 11-16) completed questionnaires about how the children used the Internet. In particular, the questionnaires focused on the children’s exposure to negative Internet content such as online gambling or sexually explicit sites. Parents significantly underestimated the exposure of their children to these negative sites.

Children from families that were very close and who engaged in Internet activities together were less likely to be exposed to negative Internet content. These results suggest that children are frequently exposed to negative Internet sites, but that family interactions can positively influence how children use the Internet. © Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Children's exposure to negative Internet content: Effects of family context
Journal: Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Volume: 49
Issue: 49
Pages: 488-509
ISSN: 0883-8151
Source of Funding: Funding Source Not Stated in Paper
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Aged (65 yrs & older), Childhood (birth-12 yrs), Middle Age (40-64 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs), Thirties (30-39 yrs), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescents
Computer Attitudes
Families and Family Life
Gender Differences
Parent Child Relations
Parental Influence
Parents and Parenting
Sexual Behavior (Media Content)
Violence (Media Content)



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