STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION ON INTERNET ACCESS POLICY
Kizz M. Somozo1, Irish Mae K. Sullano-Reyes2
The purpose of this paper is to identify the students’ perception on blocking social networking and video sharing sites among college students with and without gadgets. Thereby, crosssectional descriptive research design was utilized in this study to determine the perception of the college students from the different colleges with a total number of 355 respondents. Results show that social networking and video sharing sites can only cause distraction to students’ studies. Students with gadgets say that they strongly agree in blocking those sites, because the sites can only lose their attention and increase addiction. Thus, it is being recommended that the social networking sites should be blocked, because it could only affect academic performance which leads to deflation grades. Students with and without gadgets found the sites not useful in their learning, because there are some sites that are too controversial.
Keywords: Internet access policy; social networking sites; video sharing sites