Title

Do Australian children trust their parents more than peers when seeking support for online activities?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communication and Arts/Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

16083

Funders

Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP110100864

Comments

This article was originally published as : Green, L. R., & Brady, D. J. (2013). Do Australian children trust their parents more than peers when seeking support for online activities?. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 28(1),112-122. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper considers the relative importance of parents and peers in supporting Australian children's use of the internet and whether those choices for support change with age and gender. The paper reports findings from AU Kids Online, a satellite study to EU Kids Online. Parents were found to be the primary support to Australian children using the internet, with peer support increasingly important as children get older. The potential of these two key socializing influences to minimize harm and build resilience is considered in the light of other studies on Australian family internet use.

DOI

10.1080/10304312.2013.854866

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