The aim of this study was to assess relationship between parental control on social media utilisation and risky sexual behaviour among adolescents in public secondary schools in Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive study design and simple random sampling method to select 336 adolescents for the study. A self-developed questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. Data collected was analysed through descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages) while research hypotheses were tested using the Chi-square and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis were used to test the analysis. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0 was used to input the data and analyse data. Findings from the study showed there was low level of parental control on utilization of social media among the adolescents. The relationship between parental control on social media utilisation and risky sexual behaviour among adolescents in public secondary schools in Ekpoma, Edo State was not statistically significant (χ2 = 0.763; p = 0.382). However, mother’s age was the only significant socio-demographic characteristics that had positive relationship with parental control on social media utilisation among adolescents in public secondary schools in Ekpoma, Edo State (p = 0.029 <0.05). It was therefore recommended that parents should devise methods to increase their level of control on the utilisation of social media by their children.
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- Parental Control, Social Media Utilization, RiskySexualBehaviour, Adolescents
- Lautech Paper 8-1-8623c325