Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 14, Pages: 1-5
Nitika Goyal1 , Deepam Goyal2* and Rajeev Kumar Dang3
1Department of Computer Science, Guru Nanak College, Budhlada – 151502, Punjab, India; [email protected] 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Near Institute for Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh – 160019, India; [email protected] 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, UIET, Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, Una Road, Bajwara, Hoshiarpur – 146021, Punjab, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Near Institute for Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh – 160019, India; [email protected]
Objective: To study the impact of rapidly growing use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) on youngsters. Method: We are going to investigate the effects of SNS on youth dynamism. A methodology, known as Descriptive method, has been followed during this process. Descriptive method is a method of investigation which refers to studying, investigating and describing what exists in the present. The study of various books and research papers, personal observation, analysis of present scenario by interviewing students and teachers from various institutes are some of the methods followed during this research. Findings: The number of users of social networking sites and applications like Facebook, WhatsApp is increasing rapidly day by day. These sites and apps are turning out to be increasingly famous and an indispensable part of our daily life. The attractive features provided by these sites have made them popular among people especially youngsters. These sites have opened doors for trading, learning and social interactions especially on social issues but there is another side of the coin. Society has also been facing problems due to overexposure of social media. Privacy of users of these sites has becomes vulnerable. Precious time of youth is being wasted as they are participating in useless discussions on these sites. Various side effects of SNS observed in youngster are physiological and psychological disorders, loss of concentration, unethical behaviour etc. Improvement: Keeping in mind the disastrous effect of social networking sites on youth, the parents, teachers and administration should take steps to ensure restricted and ethical use of these sites by youngsters.
Keywords: Education, Social Networking, Social Networking Sites, Youth
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