Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. David E. Corbin
Nebraska school board presidents (n=604) were asked to respond to a 36-item questionnaire that addressed the issues of health education and the Internet use policy regulating Internet use in the public schools. The response rate was 22.3 percent (n=135). Nebraska school board presidents reported that health education was not an important item to take into consideration when developing an Internet use policy, but reported that that sexual content, drug content, violence-related material and commercial content, respectively were very important items the Internet use policy should regulate. Thus, this study revealed that the school board presidents of Nebraska were not aware that sexual content, drug content, violence-related material and commercial content were components of health education. Nebraska school board presidents also reported that sexual content, drug content, violence-related material and commercial content were important issues that the Internet use policy should control and each were significantly different in the reported regulation importance. Chi-square analyses found that large school districts of Nebraska perceived importance of Internet regulation and a written Internet use policy significantly more than small school districts of Nebraska.
Dennison, David A., "Internet Use Policies in the Public Schools of Nebraska: Implications for Health Education" (2000). Student Work. 2350.