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Published: 15 December 2022
Examination of the Opinions of the Parents Attending the Safe Internet and Computer Using Course on Applied Education
Fatma Aycan Binay Eyuboğlu, Fatma Gizem Karaoğlan Yılmaz
Bartın Akçamescit Secondary School (Turkey), Bartın University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Safe Internet and Computer Use, Information Security, Education of Parents, Lifelong Learning
Individuals may encounter many negativities due to the misuse of computers and the Internet. Children suffer the most from these negativities. This situation necessitates parents who always protect and stand by their children, to become knowledgeable about the safe use of computers and the Internet. In this study, we examined the opinions of the parents who participated in the safe Internet and computer use training for the parents. The participants of the study were 14 parents of students studying in the 5th and 6th grades in a state secondary school in Bartın. The data of the research were obtained using a semi-structured interview form and a personal information form including demographic characteristics. Qualitative method was used in the research and content analysis was used to analyze the data. In the research findings, the views of parents on safe computer and safe Internet use were examined. It is seen that the general purpose of the parents participating in the training organized on safe Internet and computer use is to improve themselves. When the aims of parents' participation in education are examined; there are reasons such as obtaining information about safe Internet use and completing their deficiencies, learning to use a computer, helping their children and adapting to technology. At the end of the training, the parents stated that they learned about password security, mobile security, the points to be considered in sharing information (such as sharing personal information), harmful software, the use of anti-viruses and the benefits of safe Internet use at the end of the training.
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