Internet Usage of Primary School-Aged Children

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Mayya I. Davletshina

Graduate PhD student of the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Sociology of Journalism

The paper presents the results of a survey devoted to identifying the online media usage of primary school-aged children (8–10 years old) living in Moscow. All in all, 142 questionnaires were analysed. As a result, it was found that the children predominantly watch the entertainment content created for kids and adolescents. In the meantime, the desire to communicate in online spaces starts to emerge, but so far it is mostly conditioned by necessity as all communication with parents, teachers, classmates and the like takes place on the Internet. If the children of this age do not have a gadget with Internet access, they will prefer to engage in activities traditional for their age group – they will play, walk, do creative work, read books.

Keywords: children’s media consumption, developmental psychology, child development, children’s media audience, primary school-aged children, the Internet, new media
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.3.2022.3559


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To cite this article: Davletshina M.I. (2022) Ispol'zovanie Interneta det'mi mladshego shkol'nogo vozrasta [Internet Usage of Primary School-Aged Children]. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya 10. Zhurnalistika 3: 35–59. DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.3.2022.3559