The Aspen Institute 16 February education and culture How the Internet and social media are changing culture Throughout human history new technologies of communication have had a significant impact on culture. Inevitably in the early stages of their introduction the impact and the effect of such innovations were poorly understood. Plato used the voice of Socrates to raise the alarm about the perils posed by the invention of writing and of reading.
By Toktam Namayandeh Joorabchi, Md. This study was designed by applying the Uses and Gratification theory framework, to understand Internet usage among students. The objectives of this study are to identify the relationship between purpose of using the Internet, pattern of Internet usage and Internet skill with the gratification of Internet usage as a mediation variable and positive youth development PYD.
The objectives for this study are to determine the mediating effects of Internet gratification usage between purposes of Internet usage, Internet skill, and patterns of Internet usage and positive youth development.
The present study used a survey design to achieve its objectives. This study found a significant and positive relationship between purposes of Internet usage with gratification of Internet usage. Also, the purpose of Internet usage has significant relationship with connection and confidence in PYD dimension.
The relationship between gratification of Internet usage and five dimensions of positive youth development is positive and significant. The relationship between pattern of using Internet Internet and youth culture the character dimension in positive youth development is significant.
There is no relationship between Internet skill and 5 dimensions of PYD. Media, Internet usage, Positive Youth Development, Malaysia Introduction Lack of information creates a negative impact on our lives, particularly on the educated layer of society.
The new media is one of the most important mass media in the world and it changes the world in many aspects. Students are the most important group in society because they would be building the future society. Students who use the Internet tend to be more open-minded than those who do not use the Internet.
According to Trish 1women who use the Internet tend to be more open minded than those who do not use the Internet. Malaysia has 16 million Internet users 2. Even children in Malaysia spend 19 hours per week, 9 out of 10 had been to negative experience while surfing 3. The National Youth Development Policy of Malaysia considers youth as people aged between 15 and 40 years 5.
The youngest respondents are 18 years and the oldest ones are 40 years old. Youth programmers should makes the plan for the youth and teach them to develop themselves in a positive manner. If society guides youth to the positive way, they automatically keep their distance from anti-social and abnormal behavior.
Young people whose lives have higher amounts of the Five Cs Competence, Character, Caring, Confidence and Connection would be at lower risk for a developmental path that integrates personal, social, and behavioral problems and risks 6. The research had been done by Yusof, Hashim, Vengadasamy and Sivapunniam 7 shows that students that have blogs mentioned that their self-confidence increased when their friends and families visited their home pages to read their creative work.
In another study Sivapunniam, Hamdan, and Yusof 8 show that online discussion forums play an important role within the online learning environment.
Therefore, it is of interest to find out how the use of Internet contributes towards positive youth development in term of 5Cs. Studies elsewhere have shown that with proper guidance the youth will be able to attain such development 9. This study tries to find out if the Internet can increase 5Cs among students?
If media lead youth to the positive development they are automatically far away from the negative development Research Questions Is there a relationship between Internet usage and gratifications of Internet usage? Is there a relationship between Internet usage and positive developments?
What is the mediating effect of Internet gratification use between the independent variables Internet skill, pattern of Internet usage and purpose of Internet usage and positive youth development?
Patterns of Internet Usage Asemi 11studied information-searching habits of Internet users in a medical science university in Isfahan. Their purposes for using the Internet were: Libraries are used as places from which to access the Internet by about one third of all Internet users.
However, there are some who access the Internet from other types of libraries as well. Internet Skill The concept of Internet skills is just one of many concepts that have resulted from the rapid diffusion of digital technologies in society.
Internet experience is positively related to how long an individual has used the Internet. Users who have used the Internet for longer periods are more likely to use the Internet for task-oriented activities, for instance, looking for reference material or product information, conducting research and shopping.
Herzong was interested in why women enjoyed soap operas. She conducted a research investigating the Uses and Gratifications of radio soap operas Herzong, 16 cited in Baran and Davis Rubin 18 mentioned that people use communication media to fulfill their variety of needs.The Aspen Institute 16 February education and culture.
How the Internet and social media are changing culture. In this sense it has helped stimulate the emergent Western jihadist youth sub-culture and arguably its online expressions have exercised an important influence on its offline trajectory.
The Internet and Everyday Culture. Nov 09, · REFLECTION: The Internet and Youth Culture The role of the Internet in youth life is quite imperative as it is an outlet for expression and a place of comfort.
With the advances in technology the youth have now become producers and consumers of . As an enthusiastic sociology student and as a mother I find myself reading more and more on topics and issues that will affect my son, including the trends and social changes that are occurring due to technological advances and commonality.
Free Essay: The Internet and Youth Culture Gustavo S. Mesch ince the internet and other media have been adopted and integrated into the daily lives of an. Instead of just listing side effects and discussing possible effects and future trend of technology use by youth, I found an article that deals with the prominent theories concerning the influence of technology on youth and youth culture.
This essay discusses the social and cultural impact of the Internet in the lives of the younger generation. It explores on the role of technology in the rapidly changing society with emphasis on the emerging technology as the driving force for change on children and youth, that brings out a different effect on their distinct culture.
This essay discusses the social and cultural impact of the Internet in the lives of the younger generation. It explores on the role of technology in the rapidly changing society with emphasis on the emerging technology as the driving force for change on children and youth, that brings out a different effect on their distinct culture. 50 The Internet and Youth Culture Gustavo S. Mesch S ince the internet and other media have been adopted and integrated into the daily lives of an increasing number of young adolescents in Western countries, scholars and commentators are debating the impact of these new media on the activities, social relationships, and worldviews of the younger generations. The Aspen Institute 16 February education and culture. How the Internet and social media are changing culture. In this sense it has helped stimulate the emergent Western jihadist youth sub-culture and arguably its online expressions have exercised an important influence on its offline trajectory. The Internet and Everyday Culture.