How do children in my school use the internet? 3.7.15 By Josh Mistry Introduction • My name is Josh Mistry. I am 9 years old in Year 4 at Wavendon Gate School. • My research topic is how do children in my school use the internet. • I chose this topic because I enjoy using the internet myself and wanted to find out what other children in my school thought. • Also I wanted to find out if there was a difference between how boys used the internet compared to girls. Methodology • I gave out 70 questionnaires and received 47 back. • My questionnaire had both open and closed questions. • I analysed my closed questions by tallying a mark for each answer given. • I analysed my open questions by coding them and tallying the most popular answers. Ethical ___________ issues • I kept my research anonymous by not saying anyone's names who completed my research. • I kept all of my data that I received confidential. • All of the participants in my research had to sign a consent form. Who responded myquestionnaire? questionnaire? Who respondedtomy 6 5 4 Male Female 3 2 1 0 FS Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Q.3 How often do you use the internet? Daily Every 2-3 Weekly days Monthly Never Other 23 8 5 0 1 10 Q.4 What device do you use the internet on? Computer Tablet 10 15 Smart TV/ Phone/ Smartphone Games console Multiple devices 4 3 14 Q.5 Which of these do you most use the internet for? Music Sport News Videos Games Other Multiple answers 6 0 0 13 10 1 17 Q.6 How long do you spend on the internet each day? Less than 15-30 15 minutes minutes 30-45 minutes 45-60 minutes More than 60 minutes 3 8 11 9 16 Q.6a Do you think the time you spend on the internet is appropriate? Yes - appropriate No No response 31 5 11 Q.6b How long do you think you should have on the internet each day? 5-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41 No Other mins mins mins mins mins + response 4 5 8 3 17 8 1 Q.7 What time of day do you prefer to use the internet? Before 9:0012:00pm– 3:00pm- 6:00pm9:00am 12:00pm 3:00 pm 6:00pm 9:00pm 5 1 7 20 5 After Multiple No 9:00pm answers response 3 5 1 Q.8 Please state which websites you use most often. The most popular websites used are YouTube, Google and Friv. Q.9 Which room do you use in your home to access the internet? Bedroom Study Multiple Living No Kitchen Other rooms room response 11 4 16 8 4 1 3 Q.10 Who do you use the internet with? Alone With With No Other Multiple parents siblings response people 22 5 9 3 2 6 Q.11 Which search engine do you use? Google Yahoo Bing Ask No response Multiple answers 38 2 1 1 3 1 Q.12 Are there any sites that you are not allowed to use? Yes No No response Other 22 22 2 1 The most popular website not allowed is Facebook. Q.13 What is your opinion of the internet? Children who answered No response 40 7 The most popular opinion of the internet is good for learning. Q.14 If you could change anything about the internet what would it be? Children who No response Nothing answered 24 9 14 The most popular response was no rude things. Conclusion • Because I only received 47 questionnaires, my results could not say the whole school said what I received. • One of the main findings that I received was that the most popular website not allowed is Facebook. • Also, I was surprised that YouTube was one of the most popular websites used because there could be inappropriate videos on there. If I was to do my research again… • If I was to do my research again then I would either make the questions clearer to understand or only give my questionnaires out to the older years (years 5 and 6) • This is because a lot of the responses I got back by the younger years (years 2,3 and 4) didn’t really make sense to me. • It is possible that the pupils could have been influenced by their teacher or other children. • I would do interviews. Thank you for watching my presentation! Any questions?