6th Class Internet Survey

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

0-30 mins 16%

 

30mins-1hour

 

34%
1hour-1hr 30mins 22%
1hr 30mins- 2 hours

 

16%
2 hours or more

 

12%

 

A list of apps and websites used by the students in 6th class
100 Balls

123D Sculpt

2048

ACU Weather

Amazine Brick

Amazon

Angry Birds

Bad Pigofies

Bike Place

Blockheads

Blocks

Boredbutton

Camstar

Candy Crush Saga

Canon.epp

Cartoon Network

Chase the Dots

Circle

Clash of Clans

Click News

Cliff Divings

Club Penguin

Clumsy Ninja

Countdown

Craft my face

Crash Cart

Creativity Studio

Crossroad Hoppers

Crossy Road

Cut the Rope 1&2

Dictionary

Divergent Trivia

Don’t Crash

Doodle Jump

Dragon vale

Dropbox

Dublin GAA-Upcoming Fixture

Dubsmash

DV Guide

E-mail

Edmodo

Educational Projects

Elf Yourself

Exploration

Facebook

Facetime

Fantasy Football

Fifa 15

Fish farm

Fix It

 

 

Flappy Bird

Flow free

Friv

Friv surfers

Fruit Ninja

Furby

Futwiz

Gamestop

Geek – smarter shopping

Geometry Square

Gmail

Google

Google Images

Hangman

Hay day

Hayday

Heads soccer

Hill Climb Racing

Hoppy Frog

Hungry shark

Imessage

Independent

Infect 1 & 2

Instagram

InstaSize

IReverse Speech

Irish Times

Itube

Jetpack Joy Ride

Kik Messenger

Kinectimals

Lego movie

Lidl

LIST OF APPS

Logo Quiz

Match Dots

Maze Runner (Game)

Maze Runner (Trivia)

Mematic

Minecraft PE

Minion Rush

Monster Maker

Moshi Monsters

Movie Streaming

Music

Movies @

My Talking Tom

Netflix

Newbok

Ninjump 1&2

ooVoo

 

Outlook

Papas Cupcakiria

Parking Free

Piano Tiles

Pic Collage

Playstore

Pokemon Fusion

Flipagram

Pou

Retrica

Rooftops

RTE

Safari

Shark dash

Sketch

Skype

Smash Hit

Snapchat

Solitare

Sonic Dash

Splash fish

Spotify

Steam Power

Subway Surfers

Survival Craft

Tag

Tapped Out

Temple Run

TGSSP

The Fault in our Starts Trivia

The Line

The sandbox

The Simpsons Tapped Out

Tiny Tower

Traffic Panic Score

Twitch

Twitter

Ultimate Team

Unroll Me

Viber

Video FX

Video Star

VideoFx live

Water 2

Whatsapp

Whitagram

Whitetile 4

Wiki

Xmas booth

Y3

YouTube

 

 

Devices available to 6th class students in the home

Shared

Laptop

Tablets (iPad/Surface)

Kindle

Smart TV

PC

Xbox 360/One

Wii

Playstation

iPod

Apple TV

DVD player

Mac book

Nintendo Lite/3DS/DSI

Netbox

Raspberry pi

Personal

Smart phones

iPod

Laptop

Phone

Kindle

Tablet (Nexus/iPad/iPad mini)

Xbox

 

 

 

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.

One Comment

  1. Mr Williams
    A very interesting survey!! I never knew there were sooooo many apps and websites available to 6th class children!!!
    January 24, 2015 at 8:34 pm

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