‘Cot bumper approach’ to raising kids won’t work

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was a commentary by Associate Professor Lim Sun Sun from the Department of Communications and New Media at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Assoc Prof Lim cautioned against the “cot bumper approach” to parental mediation of children’s media use, and suggested that parents can interpret, moderate and mediate for their child the media content that he is confronted with. She noted that parental mediation is an ongoing journey of trust, sharing, discussion, and debate, and opined that parents embrace each alternative view as an opportunity to rationalise with their child why they disagree with it.

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