Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Parenting the Internet

Whether you are a parent, educator, or work with children and teens, you have probably faced some challenges with children’s Internet use. Researchers of media and families are trying to understand how parents manage their children’s Internet use. Having a better understanding of parents’ perspectives will help advance resources available to them.

A colleague at the Media lab is doing a study that explores how parents guide their children’s use of the Internet. A survey is being conducted by Dr. Renee Hobbs and doctoral candidate Kelly Mendoza in the Media Education Lab at Temple University. The survey is for any parents or guardians in the United States who have a child aged 9-12 who uses the Internet at home. At the end of the survey you will have the chance to enter a drawing to win the essential book for parents, Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online, by Anastasia Goodstein.

The survey is online and will take about 15 minutes to complete.
If you qualify and are interested, please click on the link below


  1. Kristin, I will be passing this survey along to my staff members. This is an excellent idea. I hope the results of this survey will be published somewhere.

    Jennifer A. Perino
    Director of Instructional Technology
    Peoria Notre Dame High School
    Twitter: JPerino

  2. It is interesting how times have changed. When I was a "kid" my brother and I were pretty much the in house IT department and we probably would not have had internet if we didn't complain about needing it. That being said there was no one to monitor my usage, it wasn't an issue just a few short years ago. Anyway Kristin I came by to thank you for signing up for the #NECC09 Tweet-Up see you there!