Parenting approaches and digital technology use of preschool age children in a Chinese community

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BioMed Central
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
The Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 2014, 40 pp. 1 - 8
Issue Date:
2014-05-07
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Young children are using digital technology (DT) devices anytime and anywhere, especially with the invention of smart phones and the replacement of desktop computers with digital tablets. Although research has shown that parents play an important role in fostering and supporting preschoolers developing maturity and decisions about DT use, and in protecting them from potential risk due to excessive DT exposure, there have been limited studies conducted in Hong Kong focusing on parent-child DT use. This study had three objectives: 1) to explore parental use of DTs with their preschool children; 2) to identify the DT content that associated with child behavioral problems; and 3) to investigate the relationships between approaches adopted by parents to control childrens DT use and related preschooler behavioral problems.
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