Methods, Practice, and Case Studies pp Cite as. The social influences by the peer group and access to information of all kinds leaves the door open to influences that may or may not necessarily be positive. The access to communicate to large groups of people relatively easily and quickly has the impact of impacting social dynamics, by reducing social inhibitions, and redefining normative actions. More importantly there are potential short-term and long-term implications for these actions. This paper explores some of these influences and consequences as well as actions that adults can potentially take to sensitize and curb potentially damaging behaviors among teenagers.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The influence of the media on the psychosocial development of children is profound. Television has the potential to generate both positive and negative effects, and many studies have looked at the impact of television on society, particularly on children and adolescents 1 , 2. Not all television programs are bad, but data showing the negative effects of exposure to violence, inappropriate sexuality and offensive language are convincing 3. Still, physicians need to advocate continued research into the negative and positive effects of media on children and adolescents.
Teenagers, screens and social media: a narrative review of reviews and key studies
Teens today, often referred to as the 'N-Generation' or 'cyber teens,' are growing up in a globally interactive world. Jupiter Communications estimates that the segment of more than 4. At the same time, the adolescent population of 30 million is rapidly growing in both size and consumption power Lee, But relatively little is known about this young group of powerful consumers, who just a decade ago were considered financially unattractive. How do teens spend their time across media, and do media choices vary by activity?
In the last years, much research has amassed, and this has been summarised in over 80 systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses and key studies are reviewed to provide insights into the state of current research linking digital technology and social media use to well-being; possible future directions and improvements are discussed. When examining the reviews, it becomes evident that the research field is dominated by cross-sectional work that is generally of a low quality standard. While research has highlighted the importance of differentiating between different types of digital technology use many studies do not consider such necessary nuances.