Social Media, Moralities and Teenagers: To analyse the Effects of Social Media on Teenagers
This article analyses the unchecked and excessive use of social media and deterioration of moralities in teenagers from different studies in the world. In this study meta-analysis and systematic review of secondary data is used. Nowadays use of social media websites among the teenagers has become a common activity. Social media websites offer a portal for communication and entertainment for youth that have grown up their personalities. The usage of social media has been described as one of the preferred activities for teenagers. Systematic searching retrieved a number of publications exploring the effects of excessive and unchecked use of social media and deterioration of moralities in teenagers. Findings show that about 71% and 65% of respondents agree with the statement that social media has negative effect on teenagers’ health and education, respectively. While 29% and 35% dis-agree with this statement. The data suggests that there is need to develop policies and guidelines regarding use of social media by teenagers, and promote the technical and ethical trainings about the use of this modern technology.