The Role of Internet and Social Network Sites in Teenage Social Life


  • Monika Cenameri Department of Social Work and Social Policy Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana- Albania


Adolescents today interact with computer and internet in almost all aspects of their lives, including communication,
entertainment, and formal education. More and more adolescents choose to live in a virtual world, a world of computers social networks,
losing touch with the real world and its problems. Undoubtedly that the benefits of computers in everyday life cannot be questioned,
absolutely in every field of science or life the computer has become a good and indispensable friend due to its specific effectiveness. But
recent studies show that the teenages who spend very much time using the computer soon get to develop various problems. This paper
aim to: to find advantages- disadvantages- effects cause by use of computer and internet use in teenages spare time. This paper
through the literature reviewing provides an overview of the effects caused by use of computer and internet in adolescence.The data
presented that use of computer by teenages in this vulnerable period correlate to the lack of family support. Many teenages choose to fill
their free time by using computer and internet which offer ways of socialization, communication and information, but in the same time
drive them away from their family and from the real life.


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Cenameri, M. . (2012). The Role of Internet and Social Network Sites in Teenage Social Life. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 2(6), 125. Retrieved from

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