137: In the Digital Home How Do Parents Support their Children and Who Supports Them? Parenting for a Digital Future: Survey Report 1

Sonia Livingstone, Alicia Blum-Ross and colleagues (London School of Economics and Political Science) (February, 2019)

A summary of the key results from a study exploring parents’ values, skills and attitudes towards digital media use in their own lives, and how these influence their expectations for, and management of, digital media and dilemmas in the lives of their children. It also considered how policymakers might better reach parents with guidance on digital matters. 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.