Parental Mediation Theory for the Digital Age

@article{Clark2011ParentalMT,
  title={Parental Mediation Theory for the Digital Age},
  author={L. Clark},
  journal={Communication Theory},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={323-343}
}
  • L. Clark
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Communication Theory
  • This article describes the theory of parental mediation, which has evolved to consider how parents utilize interpersonal communication to mitigate the negative effects that they believe communication media have on their children. I discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this theory as employed in the sociopsychologically rooted media effects literature as well as sociocultural ethnographic research on family media uses. To account for the emotional work that digital media have introduced into… CONTINUE READING
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