ERIC Number: EJ694074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Internet Safety in Southern Ontario Schools: A Survey of the Perceptions of Preservice Teachers
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v51 n2 p100-117 Sum 2005
This article reports on a survey conducted with preservice teachers about their perceptions of Internet safety in schools in southern Ontario. Specifically, did the student teachers believe their students were engaging in risky behavior, and what steps were schools taking to keep them safe? The survey found results consistent with other reports. It also found that these teachers perceived that students spent a substantial amount of time using the Internet, that use was related to age, and that students may not have been supervised adequately. In addition, individual teachers rather than administrators were perceived to be primarily responsible for students' online access and safety. These findings suggest that schools could take further steps to protect their students better.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 845 Education Centre South, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5 Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada