• Suwarsi, S. School of Nursing Respati Respati University Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Josephine D. Daquioag-Lorica School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Graduate School, St. Paul University Philippines, Philippines



This study aims to explore what health education is appropriate for parents based on their life experiences of living with adolescent on long-term Internet use. This research can also be used as a basis for preventing health problems between parents and adolescents based on the impact of internet use on adolescents. The study used a qualitative approach, specifically descriptive phenomenology. Participants 10 are parents (5 with boy and 5 with girl children) who identified using snowball method, with the inclusion criteria of having adolescents aged 13-24 years who use the internet for more than four hours a day. Data was collected through online or face to face interviews. Data was analyzed using Giogi’s phenomenological analysis. The results showed that there are five themes that describe the health education needs desired by parents based on their life experiences with prolonged internet use in adolescents- managing worry, applying how to get rid of feelings of dislike in children, maintaining the positive effects, overcoming detrimental effect of the internet on children, and reducing the frequency of children using the internet through their cell phones. The results can guide healthcare providers in the community to prepare health education materials for parents. Social role of parents and society is very much needed in preventing the negative effects of internet use.


Adolescent, Health Education, Internet Use, Parent Experience


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How to Cite

Suwarsi, S., & Josephine D. Daquioag-Lorica. (2021). PROPER HEALTH EDUCATION FOR PARENTS BASED ON PARENTS’ LIFE EXPERIENCE WITH LONG-TIME INTERNET USE OF ADOLESCENT. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 13(1), 95-101.