Title

Living with the Internet: Implications for Shifts in the Occupation of Parenting

Presenter Information

Bonnie Freeman

Start Time

31-10-2004 8:30 AM

End Time

31-10-2004 10:00 AM

Abstract

The paper explores issues around living in the post- Internet world, and the implications for daily household occupations, and family life. It is informed by a qualitative study completed by the presenter as dissertation research. The research was conducted over a 1-year period with five parents of an adolescent, each of whom completed a questionnaire, and was interviewed several times. The events of 9/11 occurred shortly after the first interviews were completed, and became woven into the research methods, data and final analysis.

The presenter will use the study, and its links to salient literature as groundwork to stimulate discussion. The purpose is to broadly explore the implications of new and emergent technologies for childhood and for parenting, from the perspective of occupational science. How are the significant and rapid changes in technologies used with growing ubiquity in the household affecting occupational routines of childhood? How are occupations of parenting affected, as parents strive to support healthy adaptations to emergent technologies? What are some implied directions for future research?

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Living with the Internet: Implications for Shifts in the Occupation of Parenting

The paper explores issues around living in the post- Internet world, and the implications for daily household occupations, and family life. It is informed by a qualitative study completed by the presenter as dissertation research. The research was conducted over a 1-year period with five parents of an adolescent, each of whom completed a questionnaire, and was interviewed several times. The events of 9/11 occurred shortly after the first interviews were completed, and became woven into the research methods, data and final analysis.

The presenter will use the study, and its links to salient literature as groundwork to stimulate discussion. The purpose is to broadly explore the implications of new and emergent technologies for childhood and for parenting, from the perspective of occupational science. How are the significant and rapid changes in technologies used with growing ubiquity in the household affecting occupational routines of childhood? How are occupations of parenting affected, as parents strive to support healthy adaptations to emergent technologies? What are some implied directions for future research?