La influencia del escenario educativo familiar en el uso de internet en los niños de primaria y secundaria

  1. Sonia Padilla
  2. Elisa Rodríguez Ortiz
  3. Alezandra Torres Castaño
  4. Arminda Suárez Perdomo
  5. María José Rodrigo López 1
  6. Miriam Álvarez Lorenzo 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Journal for the Study of Education and Development, Infancia y Aprendizaje

ISSN: 0210-3702

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Pages: 402-434

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1080/02103702.2015.1016749 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


With the aim of studying the impact of the internet in the home, this paper analyses how the physical component (where and with whom) and attitudinal component (who decides what the child is to see on the internet and motivations for internet use) of the family educational scenario influence the frequency of internet use and diversity of uses, as reported by parents. The participants included 711 parents of children in primary and secondary school. Results showed that being in secondary school, using the internet in privacy at home, without company, internet content under the child�s control, and parental motivations based on the internet being used as a means for the child to relax, predicted higher frequency of internet use. Some of these factors, as well as the presence of peers and new parental attitudes related to the use of the internet for social and learning purposes, predicted a greater variety of uses, suggesting a more appropriate family scenario. The practical implications for parental education on this matter are described.

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