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ERIC Number: EJ907086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Young Children's Internet Use at Home and School: Patterns and Profiles
Johnson, Genevieve Marie
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v8 n3 p282-293 Oct 2010
Thirty-eight children in first and second grade completed a 10-item rating scale on Internet use at home and school. Results suggested that, in general, more children used the Internet at school than at home but home-based use was more often perceived as enjoyable. Three patterns of Internet use emerged suggesting three types of young users: "home-based users" demonstrated extensive, comprehensive, and enjoyable use of the Internet at home coupled with limited and less enjoyable Internet use at school; "school-oriented information seekers" reported mainly visiting websites, both at home and at school, but school access was preferred; and "school-oriented communicators" indicated primarily using email, both at home and at school, but school use was preferred. Implications for Internet literacy in young school children are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada