• NURUL ASYIQIN JALIL Faculty of Education and Social Science, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • LIM SEONG PEK Faculty of Education and Social Science, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • SUZULAIKHA MOHAMED Faculty of Education and Social Science, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • NOOR HANIM HARUN Faculty of Education and Social Science, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • RITA WONG MEE MEE Centre for Language, National Defence University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • TENGKU SHAHROM TENGKU SHAHDAN School of Education and Human Sciences, Albukhary International University, Kedah, Malaysia.



digital media, parental soothing screen, children, screen time, effects


Digital media or devices are no longer considered uncommon in society. Everyone has used it, from a young age to adults. Screen use habits among children are an ongoing issue as they are in the developing stage. The widespread use of digital media in today's society, especially among younger generations, highlights the importance of having an in-depth understanding of its effects. This study proposes a conceptual model to better understand the possible effects of digital media exposure and parental screen soothing on children which also includes the children's development outcome. The theory implemented in this research can set a strong foundation towards children's use and habits of digital media or digital devices. Excessive screen time raises concerns about potential negative impacts on children's physical and mental health, even though digital media offers educational benefits. Plus, parental screen soothing influences children's screen time and developmental consequences are considered one of the major concerns which bring this research's attention. This research contributes to a better knowledge of the effects of digital media and parental screen soothing on children, including implications for policy and practice aimed at supporting positive child development in the digital age.


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How to Cite

JALIL, N. A., PEK, L. S., MOHAMED, S., HARUN, N. H., MEE, R. W. M., & SHAHDAN, T. S. T. (2024). THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF DIGITAL MEDIA AND PARENTAL SCREEN SOOTHING ON CHILDREN. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(3), 91–99.