Volume 11 Issue 1 - July 2018

  • 1. The time -use and its influence on digital well -being of children using digital devices

    Authors : Sheeba Naz, Jessy Abraham

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.111.03

    Keywords : Keywords: Time-Use Study (TUS), Tablet Devices (TD), Digital Devices(DD), A Typical Week, Time -Use, Digital Well- Being(DWB)

    Abstract :

    Abstract-The mission and a dream which started by great efforts of the Indian Government by bringing a “Digital Renaissance” started long time before the start of “Digital India” mission. Introducing them in Indian Education System to satisfy different stakeholders: educationists, policymakers, schools, organizations, and the most worried and concerned parents about the Time -Use and well -being of Indian children who were already spending a lot of their time on latest technologies. Many other international organizations like United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are also interested in Time Use Survey as they help in understanding the well -being of children and explored the time allocations for various activities. Most preferable, economic, relevant methodology to collect the TUS in India is “Global Time Estimates”. Multistage sampling design was used. The present study explored weekly “Time- Use” and its correlation with “Digital Well -Being”. The data was analysed by calculating average number of hours spent in a typical week on Digital Devices and by conducting Pearson Correlation between “Time -Use” and “Digital Well- Being”. The findings were positively correlated with “Digital Well- Being”. The information about “Digital Well- Being” was provided by capturing various feelings acquired while using Digital Devices for various activities. The findings indicated that children developed positive feelings by using Digital Devices .Therefore, these devices particularly Tablets can be introduced in Indian schools converting them into e-schools extending the formal school time making our children feel positive, which is the ultimate aim of every education system creating a true Digital India giving them e-quity, empowerment and above all a Positive “Digital Well- Being”. Indian Government is already in a process of reducing the curriculum to half by 2019, reducing the work load. The concept of E-schools will also make Indian education system nearly paperless in future reducing the heavy load of bags. “Workload “and “Bag-load” if reduced together it will surely make a difference. This paper is also beneficent to schools and organizations to introduce Tablet Devices in Indian schools.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Sheeba Naz, Jessy Abraham, "The time -use and its influence on digital well -being of children using digital devices", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=934&j_id=4650, Volume 11 Issue 1 - July 2018, , #ijltetorg