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Chapter 1 Introduction

The Internet is an indispensable part in daily lives of many Hong Kong people. It

provides us an easy access to all kinds of people and events in the world. For example,

we can browse websites about any content, send and receive e-mails, play on-line

games, express opinions in newsgroups, chat with our old and new friends, etc. on the

Internet. The cyberspace is so exciting and interesting that it has attracted more and

more people, especially young people, to become Internet users.



However, the Internet can be both beneficial and harmful to young people. Since there

is no comprehensive mechanism regulating the behaviour on the Internet, young

people are often tempted to misbehave, including hacking, providing false personal

information, telling lies using foul languages in chat rooms, making bad friends,

committing cyberspace crimes and browsing obscene websites. This problem has

aroused a great deal of attention form the society. Therefore, it is of our great interest

to investigate the misbehaviour of young people on the Internet and their attitude

about it.



In this project, a survey was conducted among the form three and form four students

in a secondary school in Hong Kong. We particularly focused on four kinds of

misbehaviour: hacking, making bad friends, using false personal information and

using foul languages. We hope that this project can reveal the pattern of misbehaviour

of young people and find out the possible explanations.
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Chapter 2 Literature Review



The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong conducted a survey on

youngsters’ mode of making friends online.    It showed that ICQ was the most

popular way of online communication. A social worker of the association stated that

young people should know more about their online friends before meeting them.

(26/3/1999 The Sun)



A survey done by the University of Hong Kong showed that some people using ICQ

are having deceptive attitude. Specialists suggested that people should protect their

personal information.   (22/12/1999 The Sun)



Statistics showed that there were 650,000 Internet accounts in Hong Kong, of which

70% are youngsters. An American scholar called the youngsters under 20 who are

indulged in the Internet the N-Generation. They are clever in using computer and

may commit net crime.    Five days ago, ten youngsters were accused of hacking the

passwords of Internet accounts. (29/5/1999 The Sun)
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The University of Hong Kong conducted a survey on the youngsters’ habit of using

the Internet.   Their average time of using the Internet is 96.36 minutes; one of the

interviewee even spends 15 hours on the Internet every day.

Doctor Chow of the University of Hong Kong, Department of Psychology, stated that

the behavior of youngsters on the Internet is related to their psychological adaptability

(心理適應力). He stated that students with high psychological adaptability use the

Internet mostly for doing homework. They are optimistic and sociable, having many

friends in their usual lives.   In contrast, students with low psychological adaptability

are solitary and melancholic. They use the Internet mainly for making friends.

Also, they tend to use real names online, and more likely trust their friends on the

Internet.   He reminded parents and teachers that they should help those students with

low psychological adaptability so that they would not be cheated. (20/2/2000 The

Sun)



In November 1999 Breakthrough conducted a survey on students from 20 secondary

schools about their online behavior.     It showed that 40% of the students used ICQ

and most of them used ICQ 4 to 7 times a week.       They usually talk about leisure,

hobbies, life experience, schoolwork and love.
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The survey also revealed that 13% of the ICQ users had used foul language online;

one-fourth of them did not feel guilty for telling lies online; 5% of the students even

showed symptoms of addicted to using ICQ.

Mr. Tang, the psychologists of the organization, explained that the symptoms of

addition included using over three quarter of their time online on ICQ and chatting

with a net friend for over one hour. Furthermore, he said that female and young

students were easier to be addicted.

According to the research, less than 20% of the students are the “weak” ones, who

have poor self-image and low self-esteem.     They are afraid of expressing their

feelings and indulging in ICQ would only make their problems worse. (14/1/2000)



The Community Relations Department of ICAC commissioned the Hong Kong

Federation of Youth Groups to conduct a telephone survey among young people about

their views of using the Internet, as well as their behavior on cyberspace.   The survey

was carried between 7 and 21 September 1999.

The results showed that over 50% of the respondents did not use real personal

information in the Internet.   Among the respondents using ICQ, the most popular

communication channel, 64% of them considered telling lies in ICQ is immoral, but at

the same time 65% of them thought that telling lies is a way of self protection.

Mr. Lee Po Neng, a specialist, pointed out that addiction to Internet would cause

unusual behavior. The addicted people would be seriously egocentric, ignoring the

feelings of the other.   They may isolate themselves from normal social life or may

even hurt the others for their own desires. (26/1/2000)
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Chapter 3 Methodology

Both quantitative and qualitative treatments are adopted for this research project.

Information and data in the project are collected through a survey and literature

review.



Survey design
In order to investigate the misuse of Internet by Hong Kong teenagers, a survey has

been carried out in the late March. The reason of using survey to collect the required

data is that the data can give a more accurate general situation. The method of using

case study is not adopted because it is difficult to find a typical case to represent the

majority of Hong Kong teenagers. A total of 250 questionnaires have been distributed

to our target group, with 207 sets successfully collected for further analysis. Through

analyzing the data collected in the questionnaire, together with the information

obtained from newspaper articles and reports released by concern groups, for example,

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, we would like to study the negative

behaviour of teenagers and the reasons behind it. A sample questionnaire is attached

in the Appendix for your reference.



Target group
Our target group includes Form 3 and 4 students, aged 14-15, of both sexes in a

specific school. This age group is chosen because we can eliminate the factor of

which forms (senior or junior) they are from. We chose students from the same school

because it is easier to collect the questionnaire and the response rate is higher.

Random sampling by selecting 6 classes among 12 classes is adopted because the data

collected can more accurately reflect the general phenomenon. This method can also

avoid the deviation which may be resulted from the purposive sampling method.
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Measure
While investigating the misconduct of our target group in the Internet, we would

focus on their hacking into others’ computer, their use of foul languages in

communication tools, their attitudes towards making friends in the Internet and the

intentional anonymity or using false identities for ill purpose. We would like to know

more about their use of the Internet through looking into their purpose of using the

Internet, the weekly average time spent on the Internet and the number of years of

using the Internet.



Procedure

In doing this research project, we first set a clear aim and determined our target group

and sampling method we would adopt. We then conducted a survey and searched for

required information from literature documents and the Internet. We began to analyze

the data and information obtained and arrived at our conclusions and suggestions.

With the findings and conclusions, we started to write the research project.
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Chapter 4 Findings of the survey



4.1 General Profile

Experience of using the Internet

The survey found that the majority (78.8%) respondents had more than two years of

Internet Experience. The findings showed the burgeon of Information Technology

industry in 1998. (Figure 1)




Figure 1 Internet Experience




                                 3%
                                                     less than 6
                                     5%              months
               21%                                   1/2-1 year
                                          14%
                                                     1-2 years

                                                     2-4 years

                                                     more than 4
                               57%                   years
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Net-surfing habit

The survey found that the majority (83.3%) of the respondents had their own Internet

accounts. (Figure 2) All of the respondents surfed on the net at home (100.0%).

Although most schools provided computers connected to the Internet to the students,

only about one-tenth of the respondents surfed on the Internet in school. (Table 1)



Figure 2 If the respondents had their own Internet account




                               2%
                 15%

                                                               Yes
                                                               No
                                                               No response

                                            83%




Table 1 Places for accessing the Internet
Place for accessing the Internet (n=207)
Home                                                 100.0%
School                                               9.1%
Friends/Classmates home                              6.1%
Internet cafe                                        3.0%
Library                                              3.0%
Others                                               1.5%
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The survey found that the median of the time of usage of the Internet per week is 7.5

hours. About two thirds of the respondents spent less than 15 hours on the Internet per

week (that is, less than 2 hours per day). This suggested that most students were not

“addicted” to the Internet. (Figure 3)


Figure 3 Time of usage of the Internet per week




                         9%
                                           22%              0-3 hrs
              12%
                                                            4-7 hrs
                                                            8-15 hrs
           14%                                              16-30 hrs
                                              23%           >30 hrs
                                                            No response
                      20%




The survey showed that most people (68.2%) used broadband to access the Internet,

while the others used 56k modem. (Figure 4)


Figure 4 Speed of Internet access



                                    2%



                   30%
                                                             Broadband

                                                             56k

                                                             Others
                                                    68%
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The survey found that majority of the respondents used e-mail, ICQ/chat room , read

websites and collected information with the Internet. (Table 2)


Table 2 On-line activities of the respondents
                                    Involved in the activity   Being the most frequent
(n=207)                             (%)                        activity (%)
E-mail                              95.5                       27.4
IRC (including ICQ, chat            86.4                       21.1
room)
On-line games                       62.1                       19.7
Reading websites                    84.9                       16.7
Collecting information              89.4                       7.6
On-line shopping                    30.0                       1.5
Downloading softwares               66.7                       3.0
Others                              6.1                        3.0
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4.2 Making friends on the Internet

Results of the survey showed that more than half of the respondents made friends on

the Internet and 68.2% of them usually chatted online. However, very few of them

would meet their net friends face to face. Only 15.2% would take the initiative to

invite their net friends out while 28.8% had been invited by others. (Table 3)



Table 3 General profile of the activities of making new friends on the Internet
                                                                    Yes(%)        No(%)
Making friends (n=207)                                              59.1          39.4
   Keeping contact (n=122)                                         48.5          10.6
Taking initiative to meet net friends (n=207)                       15.2          83.3
Being invited to meet net friends (n=207)                           28.8          69.7
   Accepted (n=60)                                                 42.1          57.9
Chatting on the Internet (n=207)                                    68.2          28.9


Gender

The percentage of females making new friends on the net (64.5%) was 10% higher

than that of males (54.3%) but their rate of chatting online (64.5%) was slightly less

than that of males (71.4%). Moreover, fewer females (36.4%) would accept

invitations to meet their “cyber friends” personally, compared with males (50%).

(Table 4)

Table 4 Activities of making new friends on the Internet of different genders
                                 Male (n=110)                       Female (n=97)
                                 Yes(%)       No(%)                 Yes(%)        No(%)
Making new friends               54.3         42.9                  64.5          32.6
   Keeping                      89.5         10.5                  75.0          25.0
    contact(n=60,63)
Taking initiative to meet        17.1              80.0             12.9          87.1
net friends
Being invited to meet net        22.9              74.3             35.5          64.5
friends
   Accepted(n=25,34)            50.0              50.0             36.4          63.6
Chatting on the Internet         71.4              28.6             64.5          35.5
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Connection Speed

The survey also showed that connection speeds would affect teenagers’ habit of

chatting online. Broadband users had a higher rate of chatting with others on the

Internet (75.6%), compared to 56K modem users (55%). (Table 5)



Table 5 Activities of making new friends on the Internet of respondents using broadband and 56k
        modem
                                  Broadband (n=141)                 56k (n=63)
                                  Yes(%)       No(%)                Yes(%)           No(%)
Making new friends                54.3         42.9                 64.5             32.6
   Keeping                       89.5         10.5                 75.0             25.0
    contact(n=77,41)
Taking initiative to meet         17.1             80.0             12.9             87.1
net friends
Being invited to meet net         22.9             74.3             35.5             64.5
friends
   Accepted(n=32,22)             50.0             50.0             35.48            64.52
Chatting on the Internet          75.6             22.2             55.0             40.0


Time

The frequencies of teenagers making and meeting friends online increased with their

time spent on the Internet per week. For those spending 8-30 hours a week, 7 or 8 out

of 10 got new friends via various ways of online communications. For the group of

over 30 hours per week, everyone had the habit of making friend on the Internet. For

those spending over 3 hours per week on the net, the rates of keeping contact with net

friends were all above 80%. Respondents who spent more time on the Internet would

meet their net friends more readily. For the group spending over 30 hours per week,

the rate of meeting their ICQ friends was nearly 90%. (Table 6)
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Table 6 Activities of making friends on the Internet by respondents with different duration of usage
Hours per week on the               0-3           4-7            8-15          16-30         >30
Internet                            (n=47)        (n=47)         (n=41)        (n=28)        (n=25)
                                    Yes No        Yes No         Yes No        Yes No        Yes No
                                    (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)     (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)       (%)
Making new friends                  46.7   53.3   40.0   53.3    69.2   30.8   77.8   22.2   100       0.0
   Keeping contact1                57.1   42.9   83.3   16.7    77.8   22.2   100    0.0    87.5      12.5
Taking initiative to meet           0.0    100    13.3   80.0    46.2   33.8   66.7   33.3   87.5      12.5
net friends
Being invited to meet net           6.7    93.3   26.7   66.7    23.1   76.9   66.7   33.3   25.0      50.0
friends
   Accepted2                       100    0.0    50.0   50.0    33.3   66.7   50.0   50.0   25.0      75.0
Chatting on the Internet            78.9   18.1   43.4   56.6    73.8   25.2   55.2   42.8   89.7      9.5



Internet Experience

Internet experience would also affect users’ habits of making friends online. More

than half of the Internet users with over 2 years of experience would make friends

through the net. Large capacity users would more likely meet their ICQ friends

personally. The rate for the group over 4 years is 78.6%. (Table 7)

Table 7 Activities of making friends on the Internet by respondents with different Internet experience
Hours per week on the               0-3           4-7            8-15          16-30         >30
Internet                            (n=6)         (n=9)          (n=28)        (n=118)       (n=44)
                                    Yes No        Yes No         Yes No        Yes No        Yes No
                                    (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)     (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)    (%)       (%)
Making new friends                  0.0    100    33.3   66.7    44.4   55.5   55.3   42.1   78.6      21.4
   Keeping contact3                50.0   50.0   100    0.0     66.7   33.3   85.7   14.3   81.8      18.2
Taking initiative to meet           0.0    100    0.0    100     11.1   88.9   15.8   81.6   50.0      50.0
net friends
Being invited to meet net           0.0    100    66.7   33.3    11.1   77.8   10.5   86.9   7.1       92.9
friends
   Accepted4                       0.0    0.0    25.0   75.0    33.3   66.7   58.0   32.0   25.0      75.0
Chatting on the Internet            100    0.0    100    0.0     55.6   44.4   63.2   31.6   78.6      21.4




1
    This is the percentage among those who made new friends on the Internet.
2
    This is the percentage among those who had been invited to meet net friends.
3
    This is the percentage among those who made new friends on the Internet.
4
    This is the percentage among those who had been invited to meet net friends.
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4.3 Hacking


The survey found that only a small proportion of respondents (7.6%) had hacked into

other people’s computer or used other’s passwords on the Internet without their

permission. (Figure 5) This revealed that the majority observed the Internet laws.

Furthermore, the majority of respondents considered hacking activities to be

“unacceptable” (25.8%) or “very unacceptable” (59.1%). (Figure 6) This showed that

most young people were civil-minded and respected other people’s privacy. These

figures also showed that young people behaved consistently with their attitude with

regard to this issue.


Figure 5 If the respondents had hacked in others’ computer or used others’ passwords




                                                8%




                                                                              Yes



                                                                              No



                                    92%
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Figure 6 Attitudes of respondents towards hacking




                                     6%
                                             8%




                                                                  Very acceptable
                                                                  Acceptable
                                                    26%           Unacceptable
                                                                  Very unacceptable
             60%




Among the respondents who had tried hacking, most of them (80.0%) revealed that

they do this for fun, while 40% of them said fulfilling their curiosity and testing their

own computer knowledge were their reasons for hacking. (Table 8)


Table 8 Reasons for hacking
Reasons for hacking(%)(n=16)
For fun                                                      80
Fulfilling their curiosity                                   40
Testing their own computer knowledge                         40
Others                                                       20


Due to insufficient data, it was not easy to analyse the factors behind their hacking

behaviour. Nevertheless, we observed several trends. Firstly, most of the hacking

respondents (78.0%) were males. Also, all hacking respondents used broadband, had

more than a year of Internet experience and used the Internet more than 8 hours per

week.
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4.4 Anonymity

The survey found that the majority of respondents used true personal information

when using e-mail. As many as 79% of respondents sometimes or often used real

names in their e-mails. However, a lower percentage, 58%, of respondents used real

names through ICQ. The findings suggest that respondents are more likely to use real

names in e-mails than through ICQ. (Table 9) More than half of the respondents think

that using false names on the Net is acceptable or very acceptable but only about 25%

of respondents often or sometimes use false names on the Net (ICQ or e-mail).

(Figure 7) The followings are the findings showing which kinds of respondents (e.g.

male/female, etc.) use real names and which kinds did not use.

Table 9 Situation of anonymity of respondents
                              Never              Seldom   Sometimes           Often
Using real names on           10.6               9.1      15.2                63.6
E-mail
Using real names on ICQ       16.7               13.6     39.4                18.2
Revealing identity on         7.6                10.6     22.7                56.1
E-mail
Revealing identity on         13.6               15.2     28.8                28.8
ICQ


Figure 7 Attitudes of respondents towards anonymity



                                       10%
                       14%


                5%
                                                                 Very acceptable
                                                                 Acceptable
              9%
                                                                 Unacceptable
                                                                 Very unacceptable
                                                                 No opinion



                                                62%
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Gender

A higher percentage, 84%, of female respondents said that they sometimes or often

used their real names in e-mails while only 74% of male respondents did so.

Meanwhile, 90% of female respondents always or sometimes reveal their true identity

while only 68% of male respondents behaved in such way. The findings seemed to

suggest that female are more honest than male when using e-mail.

A difference in behaviour between male and female respondents also exists in the

usage of ICQ. 61% of female respondents and 54% of male respondents used real

names in ICQ. Also, 54% of female respondents and 60% of male respondents reveal

their true identities through ICQ. Obviously, the different is much smaller when

compared to the data regarding e-mail. The findings suggest that less respondents,

both male and female, use true personal information in ICQ. (Table 10)

Table 10 Anonymity behaviour of different genders
                    Male (n=110)                 Female (n=97)
                    Never Seldom Sometimes Often Never Seldom Sometimes Often
Using real name on 14.3 8.6      14.3      60.0 6.5 9.7        16.1     67.7
E-mail
Using real name on 20.0 20.0     31.4      22.9 12.9 6.45      48.39    12.9
ICQ
Revealing identity 14.3 11.4     22.9      45.7 0.0 9.7        22.6     67.7
on E-mail
Reavealing identity 8.6 2.9      57.1      14.3 6.5 19.4       38.7     16.1
on ICQ
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Time

There is an obvious trend in the relationship between the time spent on the Net and

the percentage of respondents who used real names: the more the time they spent on

the Net, the more often they use real names. However, the percentage of respondents

using real names in e-mail does not show any relationship with the length of time

spent on the Net. Around 80% to 90% of respondents sometimes or often used real

names in their e-mails disregarding how long they spent on the Net.



Making Friends

The survey found that the more often the respondents used false names through ICQ,

the more likely they made friends through ICQ. About 80% of respondents who

always used false names made friends through the ICQ while only half of the

respondents always used real names to make friends through the ICQ. These findings

seemed to suggest that respondents like to use false names to made new friends on the

Net. (Figure 8, 9)

Figure 8 Relationship between using real names on E-mail and making friends on the Net

                 120

                 100

                 80
    Percentage




                                                                                         Yes
                 60
                                                                                         No

                 40

                 20

                  0
                       Never   Seldom        Sometimes       Always       Never use
                                 Usage of real name on E-mail
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Figure 9 Relationship between using real names on ICQ and making friends on the Net

                90
                80
                70
                60
   Percentage




                50                                                                Yes
                40                                                                No

                30
                20
                10
                0
                     Never   Seldom     Sometimes      Always      Never use
                                Usage of real name on I CQ




This phenomenon can be understood easily. According to our survey, 65% of

respondents said that they used false names because they wanted to protect their

privacy and 16.7% did so because they felt that it was easier to express their emotions

and opinions. They may use false personal information so that nobody on the Net

knew who they were. Therefore, they could do things that they did not do in daily life,

such as expressing emotions and opinions they did not normally expressed and having

more courage to make new friends. (Table 11)

Table 11 Reason for anonymity
Reasons for anonymity (%)
Protecting their privacy                            65.2
Dislike your identity                               4.6
Easier to speak for yourself                        16.7
Your friends are doing the same                     7.6
For fun                                             10.6
Others                                              15.2
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4.5 Foul Languages

With regard to the issue of using foul languages, as many as 85% of respondents said

that they had had never used any foul languages on the Internet. (Figure 10)


Figure 10 Using foul languages on the Internet



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Among the respondents who admitted that they had used foul languages on the

Internet, about 80% of them used mild or inoffensive foul languages only. The

findings suggested that young people used foul languages mainly for expressing

personal emotions or opinions but not to insult people. (Table 12)


Table 12 Use of different kinds of foul languages
Use of different kinds of foul languages (%) (n=28)
Inoffensive slang                             35.7
Mild expletives                               42.9
Moderate expletives                           7.1
Obscene gesture                               10.7
Explicit or crude language                    3.6
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The survey found that there was a statistical difference respondents’ use of foul

language on the Internet and in their daily lives. These findings suggested that young

people used less foul languages in daily lives. Nevertheless, people who used foul

languages in daily lives are shown to be more likely to use foul languages on the

Internet. (Figure 10,11)

Figure 11 Using foul languages in daily lives



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In terms of the factors of using foul languages, the survey found that the longer the

time the respondents spent on the Internet per week, the more likely they were to use

foul languages. The survey also suggested that more boys used foul languages than

girls. (Table 12)

Table 12 Use of foul languages of different genders
%                                      Male (n=110)             Female (n=97)
Use foul languages                     20.9                     5.2
Do not use foul languages              79.1                     94.8
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Chapter 5 Discussion



5.1 Summary

High proportion of youngsters make friend through the Internet

The survey found that a significant portion of youngsters had the habit of making

friends and chatting through the Internet, mostly through ICQs or emails. In fact, a

recent survey conducted by another institution revealed Hong Kong had the highest

rate in the world of using ICQs among teenagers. It was difficult to tell whether this

was a healthy phenomenon. However, there were concerns that teenagers might

become addicted to ICQs or chatrooms, keeping them away from their studies or

social lives.


Some youngsters are susceptible to Internet addiction
Although the median of youngsters’ time spent on the Net was only 7.5 hours, a small

percentage of the respondents access the Internet for more than 40 hours a week (that

is, over 5 hours per day). Spending too much time online would probably create

negative impacts on teenagers’ daily lives and academic performances. They might

also suffer from the danger of becoming Internet addicts. These cases were still rare in

Hong Kong but the situation might worsen in the future as computers and Information

Technologies became more popular.
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Present situation of using foul languages on the Internet is still
satisfactory
It was widely perceived that the Internet was flooded with rude and obscene

languages. But according to the survey, the percentage of teenagers swearing on the

Net was much lower that the initial estimations. The present situation of foul language

and indecent subcultures in the cyber world was not as serious as the general public

had expected.



Present situation of hacking among youngsters is not serious
Although the number of reported offences related hacking surged in recent years, the

percentage of teenagers intruding upon others’ privacies via the Internet remained low.

The rate in Hong Kong was much lower than that in countries like the USA or Taiwan,

where Information Technologies had been developed for a long time. On the whole,

youngsters in Hong Kong were very law-abiding while accessing the Internet. But we

could not rule out the possibility that Hong Kong might yet become another “hackers’

heaven” should its IT sector continued to grow.




5.2 Limitations

In setting the questionnaire, we encountered difficulties in surveying the online

behaviour due to a lack of scales of measurement. Besides, a low response rate and a

relative high number of blank responses hinder a accurate study of the present

situation. This survey also involves some personal and sensitive questions, for

instance, if they hack into others computer, which the respondents might not be

willing to reveal the truth. Nevertheless, the survey provides insights of the on-line

behaviour of young people and the possible factors behind their behaviour.
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5.3 Recommendations



Nowadays, the Internet becomes part of the daily lives of young people. At the same

time, according to the Police statistics, Internet crimes are emerging in Hong Kong.

As our survey found that many young people were eager to make friends with other

people on the Internet, we would like to remind young people to be aware of the

possible dangers while making friends through the Internet.



In view of the increasing rate of Internet crimes, we would like to suggest the

government should put more resources on educating the young people to raise their

awareness to the seriousness of Internet crimes.



In addition, we would like to suggest the parents give appropriate guidance to their

children of Internet usage. So young people are able to use the Internet correctly and

gain much benefit.
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Appendix 1: Questionnaire – Chinese version


我們是一群本校中六學生,參加了中文大學的社會專題研究比賽,希望研究青少
  年的網上行為。請你給我們填寫本問卷,你所提供的資料將絕對保密。

1. 你有沒有自己的 internet account?
   有
    沒有

2. 通常你在哪裡上網?
    自己家裡
    學校
    朋友/同學家中
   Internet Café
    圖書館
    其他(請註明:_________)

3. 你已有多久上網經驗?
    一至三個月
    四至六個月
    半年至一年
    一年至兩年
    兩年至四年
    四年以上

4. 你平均每星期上網多久?__________小時

5. 你的上網速度是怎樣?
    寬頻
   56k
   28.8k
    其他(請註明:__________)

6. 你通常上網進行甚麼活動?(請以 1,2,3…...排行,以 1 為最常進行,沒有的請
   不用填寫)
    電子郵件
    即時對話(如 ICQ, chatroom)
    網上遊戲
    閱讀網頁
    資料搜集
    網上購物
    下載軟件
    其他(請註明:__________)

  如從未使用電子郵件、ICQ、新聞組或 Chat Room,請轉題 11
                                             26

7. 你在網上與人對話時,會說粗口嗎?
             從未 很少 間中 經常
   電子郵件       1  2  3  4
   ICQ        1  2  3  4
   新聞組        1  2  3  4
   Chat Room  1  2  3  4

  你說的粗言穢語屬於哪一個級別?
   無傷大雅的俚語
   溫和的粗言穢語
   粗言穢語;無色情成份的解剖學名詞
   有粗言穢語,不文姿態或種族歧視的字眼
   粗言穢語;露骨的色情字眼
  如沒有, 請轉題 8

8. 你在網上與人對話時,會否採用真名?
             從未 很少 間中 經常
   電子郵件       1  2  3  4
   ICQ        1  2  3  4
   新聞組        1  2  3  4
   Chat Room  1  2  3  4

9. 你在網上與人對話時,會隱暪自己的身份(如年齡,性別)嗎?
             從未 很少 間中 經常
   電子郵件       1  2  3  4
   ICQ        1  2  3  4
   新聞組        1  2  3  4
   Chat Room  1  2  3  4

  如以上四項皆選答 1,請轉題 12

10. 為甚麼你不採用自己真正身份?(可選多項)
     保護自己的私隱
     不喜歡自己的身份
     較放心說出自己的心底話
     其他朋友也是這樣做
     貪玩
     其他(請註明:____________________)

11. 你認為在互聯網上使用假身份可以接受嗎?
     非常接受   接受   不接受  非常不接受           沒有意見
      1      2    3     4               

12. 你在日常生活中會說粗口嗎?
     從未    很少    間中              經常
      1     2     3               4
                                            27

13. 你有沒有在網上結識新朋友?
    有   你們有沒有保持數次的交流對話?  有         沒有
     沒有

14. 你有沒有一些經常在網上交流對話的朋友?
     有(約__人)
     沒有

15. 你有沒有約網上結識的朋友見面?
    有
     沒有

16. 你有沒有曾被網上結識的朋友相約見面?
    有   你有沒有應約?  有  沒有
     沒有

17. 你有否曾經嘗試闖入別人的電腦或盜取別人上網的密碼?
    有
     沒有,轉題 17

18. 你這樣做的原因是甚麼?(可選多項)
     貪玩
     滿足自己的好奇心
     可以替自己省錢
     測試自己的電腦知識
     其他(請註明:____________________)

19. 你認為闖入別人的電腦或盜取別人上網的密碼的做法可以接受嗎?
    非常不接受   接受   不接受  非常不接受  沒有意見
      1      2    3     4      

個人資料

20. 年齡:___

21. 年級:___

22. 性別: 男         女


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