BUSINESS RESERCH ASSIGNMENT QUANTITATIVE RESERCH

SUBMITTED TO: MR. MOHANASUNDARAM

SUBMITTED BY: NIKHIL.R.VIJAPUR

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF INTERNET ON CHILDREN

INTRODUCTION
In today¶s life internet plays a significant role. For most of them life comes to a still if they don¶t have internet. In such a scenario children are highly affected by this atmosphere. They always try to learn from the wrong ways. Here parents have to take at most care of their children on what they learn and how they learn so that they make their children path towards success in a well mannered way.

RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the impact of internet on children? OBJECTIVE:
1. Our objective is to know the importance of internet for today¶s children. 2. To know how parents can play an important role in achieving our objective.

METHODOLOG
Research design
The research design is expressive in nature. Descriptive research learning on relating the individuality of a particular person or group studies worried with specific forecast (cooper & schindler, 2006).

Sources of data

Primary data: A direct study is used here and we collect the data from the consumers. This direct study built in open and close end questionnaire so the search for the deepness of the answers from the customers. Secondary data: The information which we collect from the books and by respondent to make analysis called secondary data (cooper & schindler, 2006).

Sample size
The samples size is 100 respondents from local area at random.

Sampling technique
Simple arbitrary sampling method is used to study the data.

Research instrument
A closed end opinion poll technique was taken for data collection. We have taken the opinion of some people by questionnaire.

Statistical tool used
The tools used for data analysis was simple percentage.

Formula: Simple percentage analysis = No. of respondents /Total no. of respondents * 100 (cooper & schindler, 2006). DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
The information collected requires to study. So we can analyze the data by different tables and charts shows

InterpretationHere we compare the education qualification of the parents to the number of hours they use internet in a week. By this we will come to know whether the parents are really accustomed towards the internet scenario. (Table-1 & Chart-1)

By the following table we can see that as the education level increases the use of internet also increases.

TABLE-1 Qualification Below 12 12 std Graduate Post Graduate Technical Hours a week 5 10 15 20 25

CHART-1

Hours a week
30 25 20 15 Hours a week 10 5 0 below 12 12 std graduate post graduate technical

(Table-2 & Chart-2) this table tells us the different reasons children tend to use the internet. From the chart we can see that 90% of the children use it for downloading files and 50%ofthe children use it for social networking.

TABLE-2
Use Internet for Plays online games Chats to friends Uses social networking services Download files using websites internet shopping facilities Don¶t know what they do online No of Children 13 18 25 45 8 10

CHART-2

Children
45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Plays online games Chats to friends Uses social Download networking files using services websites internet shopping facilities Don t know what they do online

Children

(Table-3 & Chart-3).
TABLE-3

To whom do they talk about there concerned No one Other friends Your brother or sister A school teacher

No of children 5 42 20 9

The above table tells us that the different people whom a child would prefer to talk to about his concerns on the net. Fromm the chart we can say that 92% of the students tend to tell their concerns to their friends as compared to their family members or school teachers.

CHART-3

No of children
No one Other friends Your brother or sister 7% 12% A school teacher

26% 55%

TABLE-4

Talk Always Quite often Sometimes Hardly ever Never

Parents to child 20 8 13 7 2

Child to parent 5 9 15 11 10

The above table tells us how the conversation between the parents and child is or vice versa regarding the problems they faced on the net. From the above table we can come to a conclusion on how much parents are concerned about their childs usage of internet and are they ready to help him or guide him in a proper manner. From the chart we can say that 40% of the parents are really interested in knowing what their child does while on the other hand 40% of the children hardly ever or never speak to their parents regarding their p0roblems. CHART-4

20 15 10 5 0 Parents to child Parents to child Clild to parent

Calculating MEAN
No of Hours children use internet 6,7,8,9,3,4,6,2,10,3,12,13,14,1,6,1,5,14,15,16,29,25,42,25,10,19,18,16,1,20,2,4,12,8,10,12,14,13,16,2,1 4,5,2,6,18,19,3,2,6,18 Total = 495 MEAN = 9.9

Bi variant

Importance of internet to them Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important

No of parents

No of children (12-15) 3 7 4 1 1

NO of children (15-18) 4 10 6 2 1

No of children (18-21) 2 5 2 2 0

7 18 15 10 5

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important No of children(18-21) NO of children (15-18) No of children (12-15) No of parents

H0: - there is an impact of internet on today¶s children. H1: - there is no impact of internet on today¶s children.
O 7 18 15 10 5 3 7 4 1 1 4 10 6 2 1 2 5 2 2 0 E 8.380952 20.952 14.142 7.857 3.666 2.438 6.0952 4.1142 2.2857 1.0666 3.504 8.7619 5.9142 3.285 1.533 1.6761 4.1904 2.828 1.5714 0.7333 (O-E) -1.38095 -2.952 0.858 2.143 1.334 0.562 0.9048 -0.1142 -1.2857 -0.0666 0.496 1.2381 0.0858 -1.285 -0.533 0.3239 0.8096 -0.828 0.4286 -0.7333 N=(O-E)SQUARE 1.907029478 8.714304 0.736164 4.592449 1.779556 0.315844 0.81866304 0.01304164 1.65302449 0.00443556 0.246016 1.53289161 0.00736164 1.651225 0.284089 0.10491121 0.65545216 0.685584 0.18369796 0.53772889 N/E 0.227543 0.415918 0.052055 0.584504 0.485422 0.12955 0.134313 0.00317 0.723203 0.004159 0.07021 0.17495 0.001245 0.502656 0.185316 0.062592 0.156418 0.242427 0.116901 0.7333 5.00585

Tabulated Chi square is equal to 5.00585 Assuming the value of = 0.10, and n = 2, c = 9

Tabulated value for ^2 is 13.3616

It clearly shows that we can accept H0. This says that ³ the possible acceptance of the null hypothesis says that there is an association between the internet and children´

Questionnaire
Q1. Please indicate how many children you have, their gender and age: DISPLAY AGE AND GENDER DROP DOWN GRID - UP TO 7 ROWS

Row 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Age range (1-25)

Gender (M/F)

Q2. When you use the internet, for how many hours per day do you use it? a) >5 b) 5-10 c) 10-15 d) 15-20

Q3. On how many days a week does your child use the internet (including at school, home, and friends houses)? 1

2 3 4 5 6 Everyday Less than once a week I don¶t know Q4. How much of what your child does on the internet do you think you know about? Everything they do on the internet Most things Some things Nothing about what they do on the internet Q6. Which of the following does your child do when they¶re online? Plays online games Chats to friends Uses social networking services Download files using websites or P2P networks Uses eBay/auction sites, internet shopping facilities Don¶t know what they do online Q5. How many of your child¶s social networking services friends do you know? All of them most of them few of them none I don¶t know

Q6 Do you have rules about what your child can and can¶t do on the internet? YES NO Q7 How often do you check what your child is doing on the internet when you¶re at home? Always (I keep checking the whole time they¶re using the internet) Quite often (at least once everytime they use the internet) Sometimes (but not everytime they use the internet) Hardly ever Never

Q8 How often do you talk to your child about the things they do and see on the internet? Always Quite often Sometimes Hardly ever Never

Q9 Which, if any, of the following do you tell your child to do when they are using the internet? Keep your computer in a public room Remember people may not be who they say they are Don¶t use your real name online Don¶t give out your address or phone number Know how to block people online Q10. Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed? Year 12 or below Technical Certificate

Bachelor Degree Post-Graduate Degree

Q11. Please indicate your current employment status? Employed full-time Unemployed Retired or on a pension A full-time student Engaged in home duties Q12. Please indicate which category your household¶s approximate annual income from all sources, before tax, falls into? Less than 1,50,000 1,50,000 ± 2,49,999 2,50,000 ± 3,49,999 3,50,000 ± 4,99,999 5,00,000 and over

Q13. What is the main language spoken in your home? English Other

Q14. Who else would you talk to about anything that concerned you on the internet? No one Other friends Your brother or sister A school teacher

Q15. How important is the internet in your life? Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important