What Drives Parents to Be More Involved in Their Child’s Online Activities?


In recent years, information has been accumulating from various sources around the world and in Israel indicating a continuous increase in children's accessibility to smartphones. The use of these devices, which enable access to the Internet, leads to a continuous increase in children's exposure to various dangers arising from surfing the Internet and introduces challenges regarding the role of parents and their technological knowledge. Hence, research questions arise as to whether a parent’s general involvement in the child’s life predicts his or her involvement in his or her child’s online experiences and whether there are other variables that explain parental involvement. The participants in this study were 153 Israeli parents to children aged eight to 18 years old. An online questionnaire was developed based on the EU Kids Online 2020 Survey. Results show that not all parents involved in their child’s life are necessarily involved in their child’s online experiences. Technological knowledge has an essential contribution to parents’ involvement in their child’s online experiences. Also, parental involvement in the child's online experiences was found to be higher among parents of younger children.

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Rony Tutian, Western Galilee College, Israel
Maya Kalman-Halevi, Western Galilee College, Israel
Yehuda Peled, Western Galilee College, Israel
Shani Rosengarten, Western Galilee College, Israel

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Counselling

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To cite this article:
Tutian R., Kalman-Halevi M., Peled Y., & Rosengarten S. (2022) What Drives Parents to Be More Involved in Their Child’s Online Activities? ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.59
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.59

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