Social Network Sites on Adolescents' Social and Academic Development : A Psychological Barrier

Authors(1) :-Vipula Mahindrakar

Teenagers are among the most prolific users of social network sites (SNS). Emerging studies find that youth spend a considerable portion of their daily life interacting through social media. Subsequently, questions and controversies emerge about the effects SNS have on adolescent development. This review outlines the theoretical frameworks researchers have used to understand adolescents and SNS. It brings together work from disparate fields that examine the relationship between SNS and social capital, privacy, youth safety, psychological well-being, and educational achievement. These research strands speak to high-profile concerns and controversies that surround youth participation in these online communities, and offer ripe areas for future research. The current tools of teenage communication go by a peculiar set of names. Wall Posts, Status Updates, Activity Feeds, Thumbs Ups, and Profiles are some of the ways that youth today communicate with one another. These tools are features of social network sites (SNS), such as Facebook and MySpace. In this article we review how SNS effected mental and academic development of youth.

Authors and Affiliations

Vipula Mahindrakar
Department of Computer Applications, Karnatak College, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

SNS (social networking sites), Youths, Psychological Barriers

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 638-641
Manuscript Number : CSEIT172392
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

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Vipula Mahindrakar, "Social Network Sites on Adolescents' Social and Academic Development : A Psychological Barrier", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.638-641, May-June-2017.
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