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| Published: June 25, 2016

The Impact of the Internet on Social & Psychological Well-Being of School Going Children

Deepak Sharma ,

Ph.D. Scholar, Psychology, Department of Arts, Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Prof. D D Aggarwal ,

Prof. Retd. Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Anju Joshi Sharma

Ph.D. Scholar, Biotechnology, Mewar University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.105/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.105

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the children’s Internet use behaviour and how the Internet usage changes children’s daily lives. 50 children in 9th to12th Class participated in survey. Particularly, this study examined how children allocated their time to different media and daily activities and the relationship between children’s Internet use and level of physical activities, social involvement and relationship, and loneliness. This study found no displacement effect of the Internet on children’s daily activities. Rather, it was found that children who spend more time on the Internet were more likely to spend more time with other media, more time on some kind of physical activities, and were more socially involved. The Internet provided a place for communication and social relationships for children. Net-generation children surrounded by media were not necessarily giving up other activities that were also important for their intellectual, physical, social and psychological development.
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Deepak Sharma @ dr.deepaksharma.psy@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.105/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.105

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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