The Internet contributes significantly to the positive development of humanity. That being said, Internet accessibility presents a possibility for exposure to harmful content or interaction, specifically to young minds. This study aims at investigating how youth use the Internet in the context of Online Safety. It examines uses and gratifications of the Internet and trust levels of Internet Safety. Moreover, it attempts to explore the risks that could be faced online. A survey was conducted on a convenience sample of 402 University Youth students. The results of the study revealed that respondents use the Internet mainly to satisfy their interpersonal utility needs. It also suggests that they have high trust levels of the safety of certain online practices.


Journalism & Mass Communication Department

Degree Name

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Graduation Date


Submission Date

January 2015

First Advisor

Hamdy, Naila

Committee Member 1

Amin, Hussein

Committee Member 2

Keenan, Kevin


116 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Internet -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Internet users -- Egypt.


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