Parental Mediation for Young Children’s Use of Educational Media: A Case Study with Computational Toys and Kits

Junnan Yu, Andrea DeVore, Ricarose Roque

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Abstract

Parental mediation literature is mostly situated in the contexts of television, Internet use, video games, and mobile devices, while there is less understanding of how parents mediate their children’s engagement with educational-focused media. We examine parental involvement in young children’s use of a creation-oriented educational media, i.e., coding kits, from a mediation perspective through an interview study. We frame parents’ mediation practices along three dimensions: (1) creative mediation, where parents mediate to support children’s creating and learning with media; (2) preparative mediation, where parents explore and prepare media for children’s engagement; and (3) administrative mediation, where parents administer and regulate their children’s media use. Compared to the restrictive, active, and co-using mediation theory, our proposed framework highlights various supportive practices parents take to help their children learn and create with media. We further connect our findings to Joint Media Engagement and reflect on implications for parent involvement in children’s creation-oriented media design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-8096-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021
EventCHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3411764

Conference

ConferenceCHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI '21
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period8/05/2113/05/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Parental Mediation Theory
  • Educational Media
  • Young Children
  • Parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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