Parental controls on children's computer and Internet use


World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.1105-1109 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.199
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1105-1109
  • Keywords: Parental control, computer and internet use, regulations, blocking and filtering software, PORNOGRAPHY, EXPOSURE, HOME
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Every new technology brings along both excitement and anxiety. Although computer and Internet are increasingly indispensable tools for children and have many advantages in several areas, mainly in education, communication and creativity, computer and Internet use also cause anxiety because of violence in games, extreme use of computer, ease of accessing pornography and other controversial content, invading privacy and Internet addiction. In this study, the treats, encountered by children using computer and Internet, effectiveness of precaution methods and solution suggestions about how the treats could be minimized were examined and discussed according to the related literature. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved