Internet, Child and Adolescence Social Development

Monika Cenameri (Taçi)


Technologies are among the most powerful social force of our world. Internet represent a social and cultural resource that can influence the teenagers life, both in their personal development and as society members too. In recent years, Internet have assumed an important place in teenagers live. Teenagers choose to live in virtual world and losing contact with real world. This paper presents a review of the research on the impact of internet use on the social development of adolescents. Social development study of how adolescence become members of social world. This involves many aspects. The data presented that use of internet by teenagers in this period of life has advanced, internet is not an organization or social network that adolescents’ belong to, it has become an integral part of young people’s lives. The evidence suggests spending long hours on the internet, neglects of others activities, social isolation, spending less time with family. The paper concludes with recommendations for future study in order to better understand the growing impact of internet on our youth. A smarter and more productive approach is to focus our efforts on protecting and empowering youth so they can use technology positively and safely, and in ways that will promote their well being.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n2p571

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