Adolescents and social networks: the general uses, the time spent and the possible risks

Authors

  • Nazaret Martínez Heredia Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Granada, España
  • Erika González García Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Granada, España

Abstract

In this research paper, we present the analysis and the results of the questionnaire about the general and specific uses, the time spent and the possible risks, considering the possible addiction to social networks. We have considered a sample of 182 teenagers, 85 girls and 97 boys, of ages included between 15 and 18 years old of the province of Granada. The most outstanding results indicate a positive correlation between the time of use and the addiction to the social networking sites. They show that a high worry around the dependency exists, revealing the need to develop educational-preventive patterns for a safe use, trying not to fall down in the dependency produced by an excessive use

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Published

2018-06-16

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