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Parental Mediation on the Internet

Gemma Martínez
The digital activities and experiences developed by Spanish families in a mobile digital context are being affected by social pressure and public anxiety (media panics) based on exaggeration and the general focus on children´s risks exposure. In this session we will offer families some useful guidance, based on empirical evidence, that might help them with understanding the complex process of parental mediation on the Internet, which factors are involved in it (eg. risk, risk of harm, risky activities) and what is more important: which role they have as mediators. It is expected that this guidance will help them, along with their children, with achieving a balanced and safe use of the Internet maximising the digital opportunities and minimising the potential risks of harm.