Parental influence on children's home computer use and digital divide in education

Mingmei YU, Allan H.K. YUEN, Jae Hyung PARK

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Abstract

This case study compares the data from two secondary schools and attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the construct of parental influence on children's information and communication technology use at home. It identifies five components of parental influence: parents' information and communication technology (ICT) skills, parental monitoring, parental control, parental guidance and parental worries. The relationships among these components were often complex with intriguing similarities and differences among the participants. The findings suggest the existence of certain inequalities in education or, as the authors prefer to call it, the digital divide in education. Copyright © 2011 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
EditorsTsukasa HIRASHIMA, Gautum BISWAS, Thepchai SUPNITHI, Fu-Yun YU
Place of PublicationThailand
PublisherNational Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Pages595-602
ISBN (Print)9786161201883
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Citation

Yu, M., Yuen, A. H. K., & Park, J. (2011). Parental influence on children's home computer use and digital divide in education. In T. Hirashima, G. Biswas, T. Supnithi, & F.-Y. Yu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 595-602). Thailand: National Electronics and Computer Technology Center.

Keywords

  • Digital divide
  • Educational inequality
  • Parental influence
  • Students' home ICT use

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