| Most students spend between 3-6 hours
a week, if not longer, checking their e-mail, chatting, playing games,
downloading music or browsing the Internet for entertainment purposes.
Our courses are designed in a way that maximum value can be derived
from an equivalent level of usage, although many students have used
it for much longer periods. Most parents, whose children used compassbox
last year, have told us that they were grateful that with compassbox.
Their children were finally using the Internet for 'useful' purposes,
and that, in many cases, their Internet usage for 'entertainment purposes'
had reduced. We have tried our best to make our site fast to download,
and created modules where material can be printed for later reading
to reduce use of Internet time. Ultimately, it boils down to how much
Internet time one is willing to invest for material that is truly
useful for the student's education, in the same way that one evaluated
the cost of Internet time for the purpose of e-mail, chat, games,
music downloads and similar activities.