ICT and gender: Parental mediation strategies

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) continues to be a highly gendered area of life in all socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and a source of significant social inequality in enduring ways. Parental mediation
strategies can regulate the benefits and risks of the ICT for children, and have a significant and lifelong impact on children’s self-confidence and positive attitudes toward digital technologies. This paper aims to explore how does gender, of both parents and children, affects parent mediation strategies of children’s media use, adopting a critical discourse perspective in which gender
differences in ICT use are understood as a result of gendertechnology and power-knowledge relations. We present a gender perspective on the results of the research ‘Growing Up with Screens’, conducted in Portugal which aims to explore the mediation practices of parents including the first generation of
digital native parents with children aged 3 to 8 years old.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtas do XIX Simpósio Internacional de Informática Educativa e VIII Encontro do CIED – III Encontro Internacional
EditorsCristina Ponte, Juan Manuel Dodero, Maria João Silva
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherCIED-Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos Educacionais
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-989-95733-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventXIX Simpósio Internacional de Informática Educativa - Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos Educacionais , Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 9 Nov 201711 Nov 2017


ConferenceXIX Simpósio Internacional de Informática Educativa


  • Gender
  • ICT
  • Stereotypes
  • Parental mediation


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