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Investigating on-line pornography at the University of Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.author Laughton, P.
dc.contributor.author Rensleigh, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-12T06:21:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-12T06:21:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12
dc.identifier.citation South African Journal of Information Management, Vol. 9(4), Dec. 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3402
dc.description.abstract The on-line user of today has access to a vast collection of information resources. In addition, the developments in Internet and Web technologies have made it even easier for surfers to anonymously get access to on-line pornography. The purpose of this research was to investigate the extent to which access to on-line pornography at the University of Johannesburg can be managed. For the empirical part of this research 1037 questionnaires were proportionally distributed to and completed by students on all five campuses of the university. The questionnaire consisted of four sections: biographical information; university computer facility usage; university acceptable use policy; and personal experience with university computer facilities. The gender distribution for the sample was almost even, with a total of 49,4% male participants and 50,6% female, with the largest grouping of respondents (61,6%) aged between 19 years and 21 years. Of the respondents, 36,7% indicated that exposure to unsolicited pornography did not bother them. When asked to what extent students should have access to pornography, 60,5% stated 'None' while 32,6% believed that 'Restricted' access should be granted for research purposes and 6,9% believed that students should be granted 'Total' access to pornography. Results from the research will be used to manage access to on-line resources at the University of Johannesburg better. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Johannesburg en
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License en
dc.subject On-line pornography en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Content filtering en
dc.title Investigating on-line pornography at the University of Johannesburg en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.peerreview Peer reviewed en

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