63.8% Chinese Children Chat Online with Parents: Report

October 31, 2018
Editor: Xie Wen

A comparative study on the parent-child relationship in the digital era has shown that 63.8 percent of primary and secondary school students in China chat with their parents via social network platforms, the China Youth Daily reported Tuesday.

The rate of chatting online with parents among Chinese primary and middle school students is higher than the rates in the three other countries studied, which are the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to the report.

Only 15.4 percent of primary and middle school students in China have never chatted with their parents online, much lower than the 49.7 percent in the United States, 46 percent in Japan and 30.7 percent in ROK.

As for the willingness to disclose one's social network page to one's parents, the rate among China's primary and middle school students is 68.3 percent, higher than the rate in the other three countries.

The relatively high rates of online chatting and sharing of social network pages in China have demonstrated there is active interaction between parents and children on new media, but parents should not neglect the necessity to communicate with their children in real-life scenarios, the report said.

(Source: Xinhua)

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