Journal article Open Access
Bindu Kaipparettu Abraham
Social media has turned into a portion of our daily life. As each coin has two sides, social media also has favored standpoint and hindrance. Social media can boon or bane depends upon our exploitation the way we use it. Today, social media use is nearly universal among Adolescents. They are the most enthusiastic users of social networking and social media. Aim: Purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of adolescents toward social media. Specifically, the study has been designed to investigate whether social media boon or bane to the society and to the adolescents. It is a study of descriptive character with a qualitative approach. The participants of the research were students of the College of Applied Medical Science, Hafar Al-Batin, and Saudi Arabia. The sample was comprised by students of the nursing department, who agreed to participate in the research, there were deleted from the research the ones who did not fill the questionnaire. Data collection was carried out through a questionnaire that characterized the students sociodemographic, besides guiding the questions regarding the attitude of adolescents towards social media. Data analysis was done with SPSS statistical package version 20. The data collected displayed that adolescents recognized that social media has an influence on their social life and relationship, lifestyle, health, academic performance, and privacy and security. The boon or the bane of social media on adolescents originates in based on how they use it. If they use it positively, it can give unbelievable returns to them. On the other hand, a lot of adolescents waste a big portion of their time on social media. With social media, the information of a lot of adolescents has now become digital which may cause their confidentiality at risk. This help the hackers shot and acquire data for their use on a daily basis now a day.