Social networking MU grB/Results
66 students were surveyed for this article, the students were from the primary(11), secondary(41) and tertiary(14) level. They sample were from rural(35) as well as urban(31) region.
- 1 The daily average hours of internet connection
- 2 The Favorite Social Networking Sites Among Mauritian Students
- 3 Reasons for not having a profile on any Social Networking Sites
- 4 The Number of nodes in the network
- 5 How often do the students log in
- 6 The time spend by students on the Social Networking Sites
- 7 Dangers with Social Networks
The daily average hours of internet connection
The Favorite Social Networking Sites Among Mauritian Students
Youtube is the second most used SN sites followed by Twitter, surprisingly MySpace is not very well known in Mauritius.
Reasons for not having a profile on any Social Networking Sites
Since the sample was not a random sample, but rather targetting those having emails, the real % of students not having their profile on a social network cannot be determine. However it is interesting to note that the primary students were those who mainly were absent from social networks and the high percentage of students who are not on those sites due to computer or internet facilities being absent. The digital divide is present in Mauritius.
The Number of nodes in the network
69.6 % of the students have more than 41 'friends' added to their social networks. Girls tend to have more friends than boys.
How often do the students log in
The upper secondary students and the tertiary students log in more frequently than their lower secondary counterparts.
The time spend by students on the Social Networking Sites
The tertiary students and the upper secondary students stay longer on their Sites.
Dangers with Social Networks
Dangers on Social Networking Sites
Alarmingly 38% of the students are not aware of the dangers with Social Networking Sites. Those that were not aware that Social Networking Sites can be dangerous are mainly from the primary and Lower Secondary level.
Awareness of dangers
The students read about the dangers associated with Social Networking Sites from the internet and from books and magazines.