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Children Internet usage: Opportunities for self development


Omar, Siti Zobidah and Daud, Azlina and Hassan, Md Salleh and Bolong, Jusang and Teimmouri, Misha (2014) Children Internet usage: Opportunities for self development. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 75-80. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

Children are spending more and more time on the Internet.Are there any opportunities from such exposure to the Internet? This study looks at six types of children positive use of the Internet to measure opportunities gain by children. These are: information, communication, entertainment, participation, creativity and expression. The descriptive analysis of data on children ages 9 to 16 years showed that most children in Malaysia are enjoining opportunities on the Internet through information searching, communication and entertainment activities.Children’s online opportunity is inter-related with their availability and capability of the Internet technology.If children enjoy i.e. if there are available Internet technologies with high speed user interface connectivity, children will be more disposed to use the Internet for self development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14); Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM. 18 - 20 October, 2014. Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information searching; entertainment activities; self development; internet
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 03:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12996

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