|300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
|LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
|Children, Digital parenting, Poverty, Digital literacy, Pusat Perumahan Rakyat (PPR)
|This journal article is the result of a paper presentation at the National Population Conference 2021 (PERKKS 21) on 16-17 November 2021. It is jointly organized by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with WMIT Group Sdn Bhd.
|Children living in poverty are often denied the experience and ability to use digital media that is beneficial and valuable. Often these children do not have access to digital media and consequently they do not understand the potential of digital technologies. Children from low-income B40 families living in 'Pusat Perumahan Rakyat' (PPR) are a segment of society that may be affected. This study attempts to offer approaches that can help these children by accessing their level of digital media use and digital skills first. A telephone survey of 308 children living in PPR was conducted in March 2021. The study found that children have limited access to digital devices.