Journal article

The impact of joint media engagement on parent-child interactions: A systematic review

Carrie A Ewin, Andrea E Reupert, Louise A McLean, Christopher J Ewin

Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The American Academy of Paediatrics recommend that parent and children (aged 2–18 years) jointly engage in media yet the impact on interactions is unknown. This systematic review identified joint media engagement (JME) rates, the supports offered by parents and children to each other and the impact of JME on parent–child interactions. A search within six article databases (ProQuest, PsycInfo, Web of Science, Scopus, Pub Med, and CINAHL) from January 2007 to June 2019 found 7,130 results. Included papers involved parent–child dyads engaging in JME with a smartphone or tablet. In the 27 identified papers, most parents engaged in JME sometimes (41–72%) compared to JME use that was frequent (13–..

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