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140: Inequalities in How Parents Support Their Children’s Development with Digital Technologies. Parenting for a Digital Future: Survey Report 4

Sonia Livingstone and Dongmiao Zhang (London School of Economics and Political Science) (February, 2019)

An overview of the key findings relating to the possible digital inequalities between more and less societally advantaged groups, focusing on gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), parental education, family composition, as well as special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. A nationally representative survey was carried out of 2,032 parents of children aged 0-17. Participants were recruited via an online panel, supplemented with a sample of low or non-internet users interviewed in-person. Participants were representative by region across the UK, representative by ethnic background, socio-economic status (SES), gender, and inclusion of parents with low or no internet use. The data were collected in 2017.