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The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.

Chapter 17: Cyberkids: The Influence of Mediation and Motivation on Children's Use of and Attitudes toward the Internet

Cyberkids: The Influence of Mediation and Motivation on Children's Use of and Attitudes toward the Internet
Cyberkids: The influence of mediation and motivation on children's use of and attitudes toward the internet
AlisonAlexanderUniversity of Georgia
SeokKangArkansas Tech
YeoraKimChoong-Ang University, Seoul

Children who grow up with computers and use them daily are familiar with the offerings on the Internet. The number of child Internet users is increasing daily. The Internet is now in 75% of U.S. homes, and 65% of American children use the Internet from home, school, or other locations.

The rapid increase of children's Internet access raises many concerns. Although aware of its educational and informational potential, parents are justifiably concerned about their children's use of the Internet. They worry about access to inappropriate content, the long hours in ...

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