| Published: December 25, 2016
Impact of Social Networking Sites on Indian Youth: Boon or Bane?
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 Ahuja R, Bharadwaj A
Received: October 10, 2016; Revision Received: November 15, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016