The Role of Parental Mediation Regarding Tablet Usage Among Children


  • Masroor Ahmed Virtual University of Pakistan
  • Dr. Maham Zahid Khan National University of Modern Languages
  • Insa Kamal School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology Lahore



The purpose of this research study was to find out the effect of tablets/mobiles on children’s life and the role of parental mediation. Tablets/mobile phones are used frequently to make children busy. Many parents, who have other urgent things to do other than looking after their kids, use this strategy to keep their children occupied. Parents use this technique to make their kids behave and sit quietly at home or even outside the house. This study examined that parents often have conflict with their children about tablet/mobile phones. In this study the theory of reactance has been used. Parents have used three mediation strategies; Active mediation, Restrictive mediation and co-use mediation. This study used survey method to get responses from the respondents. A sample of 400 parents of children aged 8-11 years was gathered through a questionnaire to investigate the relations. The results show that parents often have conflict with their children using tablets/mobile phones. There was a negative correlation between parent child conflict and social use mediation and parent child conflict and tart use and restrictive mediation. While, there was a positive correlation of tablet use with parent child conflict, active mediation, social co use mediation and other factors.


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How to Cite

Ahmed, M., Khan, D. M. Z., & Kamal, I. (2023). The Role of Parental Mediation Regarding Tablet Usage Among Children. Journal of Professional Research in Social Sciences, 10(2), 60–72.



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