Journal article

Adolescents' privacy concerns and information disclosure online: The role of parents and the Internet

Wonsun Shin, Hyunjin Kang

COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This study investigated the role of parents and the Internet in adolescents' online privacy concerns and information disclosing behaviors. Specifically, instructive and restrictive parental mediation, adolescents' self-disclosure to parents about their Internet experiences, time spent on the Internet, and participation in online communication activities were examined as factors that may impact adolescents' concerns about online privacy, willingness to disclose personally identifiable information, and actual disclosure of personal information online. A survey conducted in Singapore with 746 adolescents aged 12-18 revealed that instructive parental mediation based on parent-adolescent communic..

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