Internet Uses and Threats for Students: Investigating Parents’ Awareness
Despo Ktoridou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus ; Nikleia Eteokleous, Frederick University, Cyprus ; Anastazia Zachariadou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Internet has entered our personal, social, professional and educational environments; facilitating and improving the quality of our lives However, this technological “miracle” is accompanied with serious threats such as child sexual harassment, child pornography and exposure to inappropriate content and contact. Parents’ role is extremely important since children are extensively using the Internet. Parents’ awareness on Internet use and threats, can positively or negatively affect their children Internet experience. Consequently, this research explores parent’s level of awareness in relation to their children internet usage and threats and whether they are interested to be further informed. Furthermore, it explores children’s motives in using internet, parents motives to provide internet to them and their interest on establishing a safe child web site to their household environment in order to control and monitor their children’s’ Internet usage.
Ktoridou, D., Eteokleous, N. & Zachariadou, A. (2011). Internet Uses and Threats for Students: Investigating Parents’ Awareness. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 179-188). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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