MADDA ISTIKHDAM ABA’I AL-MURAHIQIN FI AL-URDUN LI ANMAT AL-WISATAH AL-DIMUQRATIYYAH FI AL-‘ALAM AL-RAQMI [THE EXTENT TO WHICH PARENTS OF TEENAGERS IN JORDAN USE DEMOCRATIC MEDIATION PATTERNS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD]
Keywords:parental awareness, digital world, parental mediation, democratic mediation, teens
Abstract: : In the family, there is often a continuous battle between parents and children regarding exposure to the digital world, especially in adolescence, in which children try to form themselves and be independent from their families, and the battle often results in negative consequences, including depriving children of the opportunity to fully integrate into the digital world And take advantage of its opportunities, and enhance their exposure to the dangers of the digital world because of the loss of confidence in the family under the means of control, order, forbidding and preventing communication, without awareness, understanding and persuasion, and the question posed by this study is to what extent parents of adolescents in Jordan use supportive parental mediation strategies (democracy) such as active mediation and participatory mediation And remote mediation. Methodology: The study used the descriptive and analytical approach, through an intentional core sample of 469 items, through the application of a measure of the use of teenage parents in Jordan to patterns of democratic mediation in the digital world. the data were processed statistically, depending on the Statistical Package for social science. Results: Fathers use democratic mediation to a small degree in general, and there are differences in the use of democratic mediation between males and females in favor of male fathers, between ages in favor of the elderly, between educational levels in favor of the most educated, and between income levels in favor of high-income people. Conclusion: From the above, it can be concluded that parents ’awareness of the importance of democratic mediation strategies in integrating their adolescent children in the digital world is limited, and they need awareness and training to be able in turn to help their children integrate into the digital world without risk.