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| Published: September 01, 2018

Parenting Styles and Its Influence on Internet Usage among Young Children

Mridhula A

II M. Sc. Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Usharani S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.045/20180605

DOI: 10.25215/0603.045

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The use of internet at a very early age advances the child’s exposure to certain topics that also hinder their maturation process and understanding moral conventions of the society. The Idea behind the study is to link the internet usage of the children and their parent’s style of parenting through exploratory research design so as to provide parents awareness. The Independent variable of the study is Internet usage of children and the Dependant variable is parenting style of their parents. Along with which Age of the parent, Occupation of the parent, Economic status is collected as the demographic data. 100 parents from Chennai city with school going children between the age group 3- 13 are chosen as the representative sample by using Purposive sampling technique. The study analysed the data descriptively by using percentage analyses, and also inferentially by using t-test to know the gender difference. The finding showed that it was observed that parents reported that their children’s Internet usage is high. It is noted that parents have also reported that their parenting controls are high with regards to internet usage despite of having taken high security actions.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.045/20180605

10.25215/0603.045

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018