Fields of Impact of Social Media on Youth – Methodological Implications

Acta Technologica Dubnicae. 2015;5(2):80-86 DOI 10.1515/atd-2015-0066

 

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Journal Title: Acta Technologica Dubnicae

ISSN: 1339-4363 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: Dubnica Institute of Technology in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia

LCC Subject Category: Education: Special aspects of education

Country of publisher: Slovakia

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Juszczyk Stanisław (University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Using social media Web sites is among the most common activities of today’s children and adolescents. Such sites offer today’s youth a portal for entertainment and communication, and have grown exponentially in recent years. Parents and teachers become aware of the nature of social media sites, thus they do not know that not all of them are healthy environments for children and adolescents. This field is important because pedagogists, psychologists and pediatrics need to understand how youth lives in a new, massive, and complex virtual universe, even as they carry on their lives in the real world. In the article I have presented a discussion of a few empirical research carried out by different authors to show various aspects of child and adolescent development in this virtual universe and to present the methodological implications of such types of studies.