Effects of the internet on nigerian youth
Negative effects of ict on youths
However, the topic of the Internet and youth is one that its debate started since ICT became popular and quite ubiquitous. If you go to most schools, even to universities in Nigeria, very few have websites. Cyber bullying. The contents that the students have access to are very important. It can have harmful effects on the youths if not controlled. Using social media in learning Given the popularity of the social media, how they have become part of almost every facet of our lives, and how young people spend enormous time on the internet, it has also become pertinent that the social media should look at ways they can be deployed into education use. They have to be positive, and if we can achieve that, then it is good. The four selected schools have a total population of 1, students which stood as the actual population of this study. In previous times, the youth have been known to be the bedrock of innovation and creativity. Additionally, Mr Damola Olajide also stated that as part of its effort to encourage the use of social education media to improve study and learning, the company has designed a social education portal, where students can get access to required subjects included in their syllabus. It is estimated that on the average, young people spend 12 hours daily, engaging in some forms of media use, particularly texting, pinging, chatting, music, surfing the net and social networking. Functionalism interprets each part of the society in terms of its contributions to the stability of the whole society. The works of these previous scholars proves that the Internet has many negative impacts on our society, most especially the youths, and it poses a huge threat to the society with its numerous negative impacts.
Cyber bullying. In Nigeria, social amenities are sparsely available in the urban areas while the rural areas are left with nothing.
Odoh, et al. Many of them learn how to operate computers as early as age five.
Businesslearning, entertainment and many more have been made easier and more accessible due to information technology, to the extent that many activities today depend hugely on the Internet. In recent times, the critical role of youths as agents of change has long been forgotten due to their inability to create or innovate.
Using social media in learning Given the popularity of the social media, how they have become part of almost every facet of our lives, and how young people spend enormous time on the internet, it has also become pertinent that the social media should look at ways they can be deployed into education use.
However, in developing countries like Nigeria, where there is little or no measure to check and manage what people do with Internet access, it has posed to be a serious menace to the society especially among the youths. This figure doubled in with 10 million people having access to the Internet.
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