The latest issue of the Revista Sociologia e Práticas, no. 91, 2019 (Editora Mundos Sociais) includes an article by Cristina Ponte and Teresa Sofia Castro (ICNOVA and NOVA FCSH) co-authored with José Alberto Simões and Susana Batista (CICS NOVA FCSH) entitled “COMPLICIT, INTERMITTENT, DISENGAGED? Mediation styles of parents of 3-8 year old children using the internet”.
The authors present the results of the first national survey on how children (3-8 years) relate to screens in family environments, focusing on the mediation by parents whose children are using the internet. Based on relevant literature and results from the Portuguese context, statistical analyses of multiple correspondence and clusters were carried out that looked at factors from both the children’s and parents’ perspectives about active mediations and those regarding safety. Three types of mediators were identified, those of complicity, intermittence and disengagement, and their characteristics are discussed.
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