85C GroupProject “Outline”

85C: Outline

Filawen “Willa” Siska

For our group project I was the outline person!


Book: Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories: Self-representation in New Media

Chapter: Fairytale Parenting: Contextual Factors Influencing Children’s Online Self-representation


This article discusses the many ways in which Norwegian parents influence their children through rules on the Internet. It shows the various ways in which parents who think they are in control of their child’s Internet experience are actually kept in the dark by their child. It also appears to the be the case that parents have more liberal views on the sharing of private information of their child, where the children are more strict with their information. There also seems to be a “disconnect” with the children’s view of a real world friend (someone they’ve met before), and an Internet friend (someone they’ve never net before). It also goes into detail about where the Internet is used, whether at home, school, or a third party site, such as a coffee show  with Internet connection.


Parent relationship to internet:

Very few have real expertise with regards to the internet and its many avenues.

Children’s relationship to the internet:

At a young age children are being introduced to the internet and are able to comprehend its uses faster than their parents.


Parenting rules for children on the internet:

“Sleeping Beauty Parenting”

A rule that denies access to certain internet sites.

Lets parents filter what their children see on the internet.

Parents do not explain the dangers of the internet.


“Rapunzel Parenting”

Parents monitor their children’s online usage.

Parents tell their children of the dangers of the internet such as:

  • Potentially dangerous strangers
  • Online chat rooms
  • Revealing personal information

Fathers check on their children more often than the mothers in this parenting type.


“Little Red riding Hood Parenting”

Parents create rules for children to follow.

Parents are not part of their children’s internet experience.

If bad thing were to occur parents want a third party to intervene, rather than themselves.

Girls in this case claim to have “more rules” than boys of the same age.


“Hansel and Gretel Parenting”

Parents give no rules to their children.

Parents send them off into the internet hoping that if anything does go wrong they can find help for themselves.


Photos: We can make photo examples for all the rules or, use at least two of the rules for the photo essay. The photographer chooses the rules.

These are not official guidelines for the photos. They car be artistic, literal, and/or abstract. These are just examples of what they could be.

“Sleeping Beauty Parenting”

This could be, pictures depicting the literal princess Sleeping beauty, a staged picture with actors, a screen grab off the internet of a website that agrees with Internet rule, etc…


“Rapunzel Parenting”

This might be a picture of, the character Rapunzel with the various dangers climbing up her hair, various pictures melded together to create a collage of dangers, etc…


“Little Red riding Hood Parenting”

It is possible for this photo to contain, the character Little Red Riding Hood playing on the computer with a character wondering through a forest on the screen, the wolf hunting Red, etc…


“Hansel and Gretel Parenting”

This photo may have, Hansel and Gretel online in a chat room talking to an evil witch attempting to get their information in order to eat them, or a snapshot of children in chat rooms and the various dangers of their actions, etc…


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