Research of Children and Parents Concerning Internet Use: A Japan-U.S. Comparison
Hiroko Kanoh, Yamagata University,Networking and Computing Service Center, Japan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This research shows the result about hours and activities of children’s internet use and risks of internet usage and parental monitoring of children’s online access. The results, about risks of internet usage, Japanese children do not use the Internet as long as American children and they do not use the services like IM, SNS and downloading music as frequently as American children. Also, the cyber-bullying is still a minor trend in Japan. However, children are exposed to various risks when they go online which is of another concern to parents. On the other hand, concerns of parents about their child’s usage of internet, Japanese parents did not realize how often solicitation from strangers occurs on the Internet. This will originate in Japanese parents having low PC literacy compared with American parents.
Kanoh, H. (2009). Research of Children and Parents Concerning Internet Use: A Japan-U.S. Comparison. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 910-916). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).