6th Class Survey Results January 2015
The survey results are also attached here: Survey results for website 2015. A list of apps and websites used by the classes is also included.
Instagram was discussed with 6th class and here are some tips for parents on Instagram instagram 2 Instragram
The children in 6th class took home a survey this month to complete with their parents in relation to their online access and use. It was an opportunity for families to discuss online activity and safety. Here are the results.
|The percentage of 6th class students who:||Yes||No||Don’t know|
|Have access to the internet at home||98%||2%||0%|
|have wireless internet at home||98%||2%||0%|
|Can access the internet anywhere in their home||98%||1%||1%|
|Have a filter on the internet||54%||34%||12%|
|Have a limit to how much time they spend on the internet||63%||37%||0%|
The percentage of 6th class students and the amount of time they spend online DAILY
|1hr 30mins- 2 hours
|2 hours or more
|A list of apps and websites used by the students in 6th class|
Candy Crush Saga
Chase the Dots
Clash of Clans
Craft my face
Cut the Rope 1&2
Dublin GAA-Upcoming Fixture
Geek – smarter shopping
Hill Climb Racing
Infect 1 & 2
Jetpack Joy Ride
LIST OF APPS
Maze Runner (Game)
Maze Runner (Trivia)
My Talking Tom
The Fault in our Starts Trivia
The Simpsons Tapped Out
Traffic Panic Score
Devices available to 6th class students in the home
Tablet (Nexus/iPad/iPad mini)
Comments submitted by parents
Can you ask the children to use social media sparingly?
When children are playing competitive games online such as Fifa they get worked up when they are not winning so I find I really have to limit time spent on these games.
We don’t allow devices in bedrooms at night time- it is too distracting and disturbs sleep
Concerned about the amount of time spent playing games on the phone
…used to play lots with his phone at weekends because he got it for Christmas but now he plays with it after his homework or when out with his friends
In our house there is a strong filter and monitoring of the internet usage as we feel internet safety is very important. We have parental controls in place.
I think it would be eye opening for the students if they Google their own names and see what shows up. It will show them how the internet works and the importance of privacy (Google images included). Foresight is important when using the internet. How will what you put online affect you in the future i.e. school applications or job interviews.
Using your own name can be a risk. Creating a username is safer.
Precautionary steps to take when using the internet
What to do if someone you don’t know contacts you on the internet or through messaging
Supervision Spot checks Communication with child
All devices that my child has access to have parental controls on them. The desktop is in the kitchen and my child is not allowed to be on the internet when not in sight of me or another adult
It is very important for parents to know which apps and websites their children are using or accessing. To this end you should speak to your child telling them of the pros and dangers and that you will be monitoring their activity, be up front and not sneaky. Computers should be facing out and in an open and permanent area. No phones at night on upstairs (had to get this one always right). You’d be surprised at how late messages come in etc. always be open, it might be alien to the ‘oldies’ but it’s the future for our children.
We like to monitor usage. No internet upstairs. Time restricted.
When you write down all the devices, you realise just how much there are!
Probably a good idea to highlight free/useful internet filters on the school website when the survey is complete for different systems; windows, android etc
Key Concerns as parents are the time spent on devices and risks of exposure to inappropriate content. Look forward to seeing the results of survey on website, would be very helpful if any guidance on these issues is made available.
I think the survey is a great idea. It does kick start the conversation on how to use the internet safely. I believe strongly in the enormous value of the internet to inform us, communicate and make many everyday tasks easier. Internet safety should be mostly about awareness rather than restriction of access (above a certain age). They need to learn to recognise the paths or patterns that lead to the problem areas while maximising the benefit they can gain from using it appropriately. That being said I do agree with time limit restrictions to force children to consider other forms of entertainment and physical exercise.