When you Think you Know: The Effectiveness of Restrictive Mediation on Parental Awareness of Cyberbullying Experiences Among Children and Adolescents

When you Think you Know: The Effectiveness of Restrictive Mediation on Parental Awareness of Cyberbullying Experiences Among Children and Adolescents

When you Think you Know: The Effectiveness of Restrictive Mediation on Parental Awareness of Cyberbullying Experiences Among Children and Adolescents

When you Think you Know: The Effectiveness of Restrictive Mediation on Parental Awareness of Cyberbullying Experiences Among Children and Adolescentss

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Caivano, Oksana, Leduc, Karissa et Talwar, Victoria. 2020. «When you Think you Know: The Effectiveness of Restrictive Mediation on Parental Awareness of Cyberbullying Experiences Among Children and Adolescents ». Cyberpsychology, vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-16.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The current study investigated restrictive mediation and parental awareness of their child’s cyberbullying experiences (as a perpetrator, victim or bystander) by examining parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences and their child’s reported experiences.» (p. 5)

Questions/Hypothèses :
It «was expected that parents of children in elementary school who used restrictive mediation would underestimate cyber aggression and parents of adolescents in high school who used restrictive mediation would accurately report their involvement in cyber aggression […]. [The authors also] expected that with the implementation of restrictive mediation, parents would underestimate their child and adolescent’s victimization experience […].» (p. 5) «Finally, it was expected that without restrictive mediation, parents would underestimate their adolescent’s exposure to cyberbullying as a bystander […].» (p. 6)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de 102 dyades parent-enfant. Parmi les parents, 86% sont des mères, et 14% sont des pères. Parmi les enfants, 66 d’entre eux sont d’âge primaire (48% sont des garçons) et 36 vont à l’école secondaire (47,2% sont des garçons). La recherche a été conduite à l’Université McGill (Montréal).

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«[T]he results suggest that parents are not fully aware of the extent of their child and adolescent’s cyberbullying involvement, similar to what is reported in previous literature […]. Restrictive mediation in the form of interaction and technical restrictions was found to be most effective for parents’ awareness of adolescents’ experiences witnessing cyberbullying.» (p. 10-11) Analysis shows «that parents thought their child in elementary school engaged in cyber aggression less than they actually did, whereas parents of adolescents in high school thought their adolescent engaged in cyber aggression more than they actually did. The results also suggest that restrictive mediation was more effective for parental awareness of bystander experiences in adolescents. Overall, this study highlights the relationship between parenting methods and parental knowledge of their child’s online experiences with bullying. This is useful knowledge for parents as their awareness of cyberbullying could be a step forward towards preventing negative online interactions and experiences in youth.» (p. 12)