Factors explaining grandparental mediation of children’s media use in two national contexts

Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish, Galit Nimrod

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Abstract

This study aimed at revealing the factors determining grandparental mediation of their grandchildren’s screen viewing and interactive media use, based on online surveys conducted among 291 American and 356 Israeli grandparents who reported taking care of 2-to-7 years old grandchildren at least once a week. Past mediation, familiarity with children’s media, parental instructions and joint leisure activities were positively associated with mediation of both interactive and non-interactive media use, whereas country of residence was not significantly associated with mediation. These findings provide initial knowledge about the universal aspects of grandparental mediation in early childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)946-965
Number of pages20
JournalTelevision and New Media
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • children
  • grandparents
  • interactive media
  • media use
  • mediation
  • non-interactive media

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