The Internet was originally designed to facilitate communication and research activities. However, the dramaticincrease in the use of the Internet in recent years has led to internet addiction and misuse, especially amongchildren.The use of internet is rapidly growing in all spheres of life due to the enormous amount of information it offers,virtually rebounding answer to every possible query you make. However, if not used for constructive purpose,this immensely useful technology can also backfire.As children Internet use grew exponentially in the last decade, with it emerged a number of correspondentexpectations. Among them were the following:(1) that gender predicts usage, i.e., that boys spend more time online, surfing the web and playing violentgames, while girls chat or shop online;(2) That Internet use causes social isolation and depression, especially for teens; and(3) That children misuse the Internet for anonymous identity experimentation.Our research focuses on the misuse of internet by school children.
: This study reports the analysis of the misuse of internet among children and how it may affect their education, health and career.
try to stop or cut down the misuse among children by using filtering software, by educating the parents and telling them to monitor their children and keep a check of the websites visited by their children.
when we were assigned the report, we were told to select a topic of our own choice and get itapproved by our course instructor. We listed 4 topics and showed them to our teacher and she advised us towork on “misuse of internet among school children”.We then discussed this topic with the teacher and with friends and took their comments ad then we made asurvey form which was to be filled by our target population. The survey form was checked and approved by our teacher and we then started getting them filled by school children of class 8
. We visited 3 differentuse schools and got our forms filled.
through the findings of our research, we can say that girls are less prone to internet as compared to boys. The extent to which both genders misuse internet is more in boys. Secondly, the research suggests thatgirls are less addicted to internet than boys.
Internet has emerged as an essential media channel for personal communications, academic research,information exchange, and entertainment. While the positive aspects are renowned, concerns continue to mountregarding problematic Internet usage behaviors.