Social Networking Addiction among Adolescents

PL. Rani, G.Mettilda Buvaneswari


Social networking is the use of internet-based social media programs to make connections with friends, family, classmates, customers and clients. Social networking can occur for social purposes, business purposes or both through sites such as Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp. The excessive use of these sites affects the mental as well as physical health, studies,lack of relationship with parents,aggression,violent behavior etc. The overuse of these sites on a daily basis has many negative effects on the physical and mental health of students making them lethargic and unmotivated to create contact with the people in person. The main objective of the paper is to highlight theinfluence of Social media addiction on the behavioral changes of the adolescents.The paper also suggested suitable measures to control the addictive behavior of adolescents.

Keywords: Social networking, adolescents, behavioral.

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