An Exploration of the Internet Influence amongst School Going Children

Authors

  • Dr. Manisha Shukla
  • Dr. Manisha Laxman Waghmode
  • Dr. Anjali Kalse

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47059/revistageintec.v11i4.2414

Abstract

Objective: To explore the influence of internet on the school going children.
Methods: A descriptive study was conducted with the help of questionnaire administered on the parents of children exposed to internet and are going to school in Navi Mumbai between ages of 6-12 years. The sample size for the study is 502.The statistical analysis was carried by means, standard deviation, t-test and Chi-Square.
Results:
The study identified that the three most important reasons for browsing the internet are identified (need) as due to Status Symbol, due to peer pressure and because family members are busy. It is also revealed that school assignment is least important reasons for browsing internet. The results showed that internet has influenced the children more on development as compared to behaviour and learning.
Conclusions:
This study brings to limelight some important reason of the children using internet and their usage pattern. This research attempts to further study the effect of various demographic factors age and gender on the reason of the children using internet. It is found that internet has influenced the children development.

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Published

2021-07-29

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