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102: Families and Screen Time: Current Advice and Emerging Research

LSE Media Policy Project (Nov 2016)

This report reviews the academic literature on ‘parental mediation’, highlighting findings on ‘what is effective’ in parental efforts to minimise risk and maximise opportunity, and maps out prominent sources of advice for parents. It also draws on Parenting for a Digital Future, which conducted in-depth interviews with 65 families about their digital media practices, combining observations, fieldwork visits to digital media sites, schools and other relevant locations, as well as analysis of digital media texts produced by parents or children.