Evaluation of Counseling Strategies on Internet Use among Students in Public Secondary Schools in Kabuchai Sub-County, Bungoma County, Kenya
- Country : Kenya
- Subject : Science and Technology
The purpose of this study was to evaluate counseling strategies and interventions based on internet use (IU) among learners in Kabuchai Subcounty, Bungoma County. The objective of this study was to evaluate the IU awareness programs, IU supervision and examine use of physical activities as IU interventional strategies among learners in public secondary school students in Kabuchai Sub County, Bungoma County, Kenya. The respondents were teacher counselors who were given 3 items to respond to; awareness programs, supervision and physical activities. The target population of the study was all the teacher counselors in public secondary schools in Kabuchai County, Bungoma County, Kenya. There were 26 public secondary schools in Kabuchai sub county, Bungoma County posting 26 counselors. This meant that 1 main school counselor was selected from each school. Descriptive survey design was adopted in this study. Saturated sampling procedure was used to come up with the sample size for the study where the entire population translated into sample size. A questionnaire based on the counselor’s demographics and a set of strategies were developed and administered to the respondents. Finally data was analyzed through descriptive statistics and presented in tables of frequencies and percentages. The findings of the study revealed that the three basic counseling strategies and interventions, that is physical activities, supervision and awareness sessions were not adequately utilized for assisting the learner resolve challenges related to IU. However use of physical activities was the most embraced interventional strategy among the counselors thus reducing learner free time. The study recommended use of more non- physical strategies and interventions such as media literacy education, healthy family interactions, supervision, drama and sex education.