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| Published: December 25, 2016

Impact of Social Networking Sites on Indian Youth: Boon or Bane?

Rashi Ahuja

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Aradhna Bharadwaj

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.108/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.108

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The aim of this paper is to find out whether the social networking sites are a boon or bane for the youth of India. The importance of Social Networking Sites (SNS) in people’s life is increasing each day. Social Networking Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Orkut etc. though have a number of positives for the individuals using it, such as job opportunities, easy connect with people, education etc., it posses some prominent and undeniable dangers to its users as well. Some of the common negatives include, low self-esteem, distraction from studies or work, cybercrime, cyber bullying etc. Thus, in this paper we focused on some of the potential positives and negatives of social networking sites on Indian youth as well as on the the ethical responsibilities of the users of these websites.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.108/20160401

10.25215/0401.108

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016