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Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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A Study on the Changing Paradigm of Parenting and Adaptation Strategies to Cope with Digital Age Children



Address:   Rajarajeshwari M.*, Dr. Velayutham C.
Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai – 600025
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00035.9

ABSTRACT:
In technology pervasive world, the art of parenting has evolved into a more complex job than it was a few decades ago. It is a matter of concern for most families to see their children withdrawn into isolation only to become ‘Digital Immigrants’. Given the fact that India is the second largest smartphone market, the number of children owning mobile phones or tabs are also on the increase. Of Com has studied that, children aged 8 to 15 spending time online has doubled in a decade. Simultaneously researches across the globe pertaining to online behavior of children warn that there is adverse effect on their wellbeing. It is also said the impact is three times higher than estimated earlier. This research intends to find on the difficulties of parents in educating their children on controlled use of social media and games available online.Psychologists suggest that family practices and styles are influential much with siblings. The scholar tries to understand the child obstinacy and their obsession with technological use and also the pressure faced by the parents to engage children qualitatively. Does this influence on their adolescent behavior and eventually their overall life? This research finds it a momentous issue because it is necessary to ensure the healthiness of younger generation shaping their attitude relying on the virtual world. Objectives: • Are parents equally aware of the virtual world and positive use of new medium? • How can parents monitor and control the technology exposure and content? • Do parents of spastic children too face similar challenges? Expected Outcome: It is expected that possibly this study will aid in translating mere awareness into real change and will help foster more learning among children. Eventually this should enable us to rewire the importance of an optimistic society by encouraging families to cherish actual bonding than those available virtually.
KEYWORDS:
Digital Parenting, New Age Parenting, Child behavior, Digital children, growing with gadgets.
Cite:
Rajarajeshwari M., . Velayutham C.. A Study on the Changing Paradigm of Parenting and Adaptation Strategies to Cope with Digital Age Children. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(1): 196-202.
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