New online forum for parents of online children January 30, 2009Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Children, Internet, Parents.
I think this is a really interesting initiative and a potential empirical goldmine for me.
On the site, parents are debating how to approach various issues regarding their children’s internet use – both in relation to social network sites, online gaming, gambling and virtual worlds.
You can have a look at the site here. I will definitely keep an eye on the forum.
Swedish kids upset over parents’ internet use June 25, 2008Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Children, Internet, Parents.
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I just read an interesting article about how Swedish children are upset over their parents’ use of the internet – in particular, if the parents are visiting pornographic web pages. It is the recent report from the Swedish organisation BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society) that documents the worries that children have when it comes to their parents’ online habits.
Besides the pornographic webpages the children are also worried that their parents gamble or shop too much online. Also, it seems that many children find that their parents spend too much time in front of the computer screen.
I find it interesting that we often talk about how parents should keep an eye on their childrens’ internet habits, when – apparently – it also goes the other way around 🙂
Read the Swedish report from BRIS (which also entails other interesting points) here.