ParentApp for Teens in Tanzania
This study is the first known randomised controlled trial of a hybrid-digital parenting app, that is being designed and rigorously tested in low-resource settings. At this moment of unprecedented global recognition of the need for effective and scalable parenting programmes to prevent sexual, physical, and emotional violence against children and bolster families against hardships, the results of the study will generate an evidence-base to inform the scale-up of the intervention in Tanzania and other low-and-middle countries.
Findings from this and other GPI studies testing digital parenting programmes will explore the usefulness of parenting programmes as a learning tool, by using learning through play and behavioural mechanisms aimed at developing positive parenting skills for holistic development. Findings will help parents and practitioners to understand the beliefs, perceptions, and practices of learning through play in the Global South, sharing contextual learning through play tools that allow children and adolescents to build a deeper understanding of their relationships and the world around them.