The Role of Parents in the Use of Media for Early Childhood in Suburban Jakarta
B. Guntarto, Nurina Sevrina
Available Online November 2018.
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- Media and Early Childhood; Parental Mediation Theory; Children Media Use
- The presence of digital media in many children’s lives in Indonesia, besides conventional media such as TV, has boomed. Thus, things are changed gradually without being noticed by the parents, starting from the activities that children do during leisure time, children’s play, their communication pattern, even their daily life which leading to addiction to digital media. Are parents aware of the change and can they control their children’s digital media consumption? How parents understand and address this phenomenon? What actions do parents take to reduce the negative effects and increase the potential of digital media for children`s education and development? This qualitative research involves seventeen middle-class families who have children aged 3-6 years old, living in the capital city Jakarta and suburban cities, Bekasi and Tangerang. The aim of the study is to explore the practice of parental mediation on the activities of their children using media. It discusses the findings from the field research, which grounded on Parental Mediation Theory as well as various media implications in early childhood. The field research finds that most parents are aware of the significance of parental mediation on their children’s media consumption, yet, without a consistency and a thorough understanding of the interaction between children and the media. The findings also proposes that it is crucial for parents to have an adequate understanding of how the media works, its effects on children, and alternative activities for children, in order to improve the quality of their parental mediation.
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TY - CONF AU - B. Guntarto AU - Nurina Sevrina PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - The Role of Parents in the Use of Media for Early Childhood in Suburban Jakarta BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education. Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 78 EP - 86 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.12 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.12 ID - Guntarto2018/11 ER -