Cooley, Morgan E.
Doolittle, Amy L.; Scott, Cathy B.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The Internet is a vast database filled with education, fun, and danger. Parents have a difficult time protecting their children against the dangers they can face on the Internet (e.g., cyberbullying, sexual victimization, addiction, unwanted pornography). This study’s purpose was to better understand how parents perceived the Internet and also see how they understand the effects on their children’s behaviors. The study was an online social media survey and had both quantitative and qualitative aspects. This study included 28 parents of children eight and older in the school system. Participant’s responses were examined using measures of central tendency and grounded theory analysis. The study had three main themes: caregiver’s experiences, perceived level of safety and how parents maintain that level, and community resource and support needs. These findings were discussed and compared to past research. Recommendations for future research studies, policy use, and implementations for social work practice are described are discussed.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Internet and children; Information technology -- Moral and ethical aspects
v, 33 leaves
Hill, Brittany, "Parents perceptions of the internet and its effects on their children" (2017). Honors Theses.