How does parents’ education influence internet use by their children?
1Children who grow up in households with a higher educational level use new technologies with more moderation. Specifically, children whose parents have a university degree or post-compulsory schooling spend less time on the internet.
2The higher the educational level of the parents, the greater the child’s propensity to use new technologies for educational purposes, rather than using ICTs for leisure purposes.
3The economic status of the household, however, has precisely the opposite effect to parental education, as this represents the key to access to new technologies. A wider variety of devices in the home can cause internet use to increase.