The paper "The Popularity of the Internet among Children in the United Arab Emirates" is a good example of a term paper on education. The internet is one of the most popular and most important sources of information and a platform of socialization among different individuals in the world. In Emirates, the popularity of the internet is associated with different machinery that is easily accessible and has connectivity to internet services (Duerager, 2010). These include computers, tablets, and smartphones among other gadgets. Furthermore, the availability of highly affordable internet services in the world today has also made it easier for different individuals to access and use it for different roles such as communication, socializing, and the execution of different responsibilities.
In the United Arab Emirates the popularity of the internet among children can be associated with the desire among parents to provide internet services to their children. This has been linked to the desire among parents to ensure that their children are at the same level and if possible to ensure that they are at higher levels in terms of their ability to communicate virtually and effectively operate the machines to reap the benefits associated with internet services, The main objective of this report is to investigate digital literacy.
This will be through an exploration of the perception of parents in relation to their level of involvement in educating their children on the risks involved. The paper will also investigate the level of involvement by parents in the use of digital media. The investigation will be conducted through personal interviews. Research methodology In terms of research design the study will use a descriptive approach in which information will be obtained on the current status of the subject under investigation in relation to the research variable.
This process is useful in the identification of variables and the hypothetical construction of assumptions to test theories in a study. A descriptive approach to the study will, therefore, be important in obtaining information on the prevailing conditions of the subject under study (Kumar, 2011). The target population for this study will be parents in the UAE whose children own computers, tablets, and smartphones. To ensure that the sample population is representative of the target population, this paper will employ the systematic sampling approach.
This will involve obtain the total of the target population and dividing the sample size in ways that will enable different elements that are integral to the study to be acquired from the population (Kothari, 2005). The study will use interviewer led questionnaires as data collection instruments. The personal interview that is the methodology through which the study will collect data can be successful when administered through interviewer led questionnaires because it will provide a structure that can be used in guiding the interaction between the interviewer and the respondent.
The respondent will structure the questionnaires in ways that will enable easy understanding. The data collected were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics such as means and percentages. For easy presentation the study used graphs, pic charts, and tables. Analysis and interpretation From the data collected parents agree that they have an essential role to play in ensuring that their children obtain the skills needed to adequately operate devices such as computers, mobile phones, and tablets. This is because they are responsible for the purchase of these devices and therefore they have to regulate the way they are used in terms of contents and areas of accessibility.
When asked questions concerning their levels of literacy in using smartphones, computers, and tablets, there were mixed results suggesting that variation in the ability of the said presents to adequately use these devices in acceding the internet and in the execution of other responsibilities. About 80% of those interviewed were confident that they could use all the three devices adequately in accessing the internet and for other purposes.
About 30% of those interviewed could comfortably use 2 devices in accessing internet services and for other purposes. About 16% of those interviewed could comfortably use one of the devices in accessing internet services and in executing different responsibilities. 14% of those interviewed did not have any awareness of how to use computers, smartphones, and tablets in accessing the internet and in using digital media for different porpoises.
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