IJIET 2013 Vol.3(1): 117-119 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.246

Internet Access and Use among Young People in Botswana

Tshepo Batane

Abstract—This study investigated internet use by young people in Botswana. The study intended to find out how much access do young people have to the internet and what they mainly used it for. A total of 117 from different colleges in the country participated in the study and the instrument used to collect data was a questionnaire containing both quantitative and qualitative questions. The findings of the study revealed that internet access among young people in Botswana was very low with majority of this access taking place at college campuses. There were also disparities in internet access between the instituions themselves. The study also showed that entertainment and communication comprised about 75% of young people’s internet time. This presents a challenge to the government and other stakeholders to find ways to effectively utilize the internert to improve different aspects of young people’s lives.

Index Terms—Internet access, internet use, entertainment, communication, social networks.

Tshepo Batane is with University of Botswana/Department of Educational Technology, Gaborone, Botswana (email: batane@mopipi.ub.bw).

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Cite: Tshepo Batane, "Internet Access and Use among Young People in Botswana," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 117-119, 2013.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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