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Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas

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PONTE, Cristina; SIMOES, José Alberto; BATISTA, Susana  and  CASTRO, Teresa Sofia. Involved, intermittent, disengaged?: Mediation styles of parents of 3 to 8-year-old children who use the internet. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas [online]. 2019, n.91, pp.39-58. ISSN 0873-6529.

This article presents results from the first national survey on how children aged 3-8 years old interact with screens in the household, focusing on mediations reported by the parents whose children use the internet. Bearing in mind the literature on the topic and the results on the Portuguese context, we conducted a statistical analysis of multiple correspondences and clusters considering factors related to children and related to parents regarding active and security mediations. Three types of mediators emerged from the analysis - involved, intermittent and disengaged - whose characteristics are discussed and problematized.

Keywords : children; families; parental mediation; digital technologies.

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