Effect of teenager media usage control in the era of media convergence

미디어 융합 시대에 청소년 미디어 이용 통제의 효과

  • Lee, Hwan-Soo (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law, Dankook University)
  • 이환수 (단국대학교 IT법학협동과정)
  • Received : 2015.05.26
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


The media addiction of teenagers became a social problem in the era of media convergence. With the national efforts, parents has limited their children's media usage for proper parenting. However, current media environment where personalized media devices such as smartphone and tablet PC are common raises questions about whether the problems of media addiction can be solved with previous approaches. Thus, this study examines how the parental controls to teens' media usage affect their media usage and emotions. According to the results that analyzed 884 teens' responses, the parental controls did not affect their usage. On the other hand, it was appeared that excessive parental controls stimulated to teens' negative emotions. These results show that parental controls are not longer effective in current media environment, which implies that new efforts from their family or government are required in order to prevent teens' media addiction.


Supported by : 단국대학교


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