How parenting factors and child educational environment influence children’s online risk-taking behaviours: A mixed method assessment

How parenting factors and child educational environment influence children’s online risk-taking behaviors: A mixed method assessment

About

This research project (Social and Family Research Fund in Singapore, S$74,597, 2016-19) examined how parenting (ie parental mediation of children’s digital media use, parental literacy of digital media, and general parenting styles) and educational environmental factors (ie school education and cyber wellness programs offered by various organisations) were associated with children’s online risk-taking behaviours. Three types of online risks were examined in this project: privacy risks (eg disclosing personal information online), contact risks (eg making friends with strangers online), and content risks (eg exposing to inappropriate content online).

Outcomes / activities

  • National survey of 1,113 children and their parents in Singapore
  • In-depth interviews with 20 families in Singapore