Risks Associated with the Use of the Internet and Its Impact Upon Students' Awareness of Perverse Issues: Literature Review

Al Saif, Abdulkarim A.
June 2010
Malaysian Journal of Distance Education;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p95
Academic Journal
There are a lot of studies that have dealt with the different facets of the use of the Internet. Most studies have identified entertainment and amusement as the major motivation for Internet use with seeking knowledge and making social relationships coming as distant second and third respectively. Varying lines of investigation have been taken in this regard by different researchers notable among which are the impact of Internet use on cultural and religious values, national language, loyalty to the home country, family ties and relationships, psychological stability and well-being, attitudes towards learning, educational usages…etc. While few question the learning and educational benefits of Internet use, many authors have voiced their concerns over the adverse effects on religion and the national culture. Fears have also been expressed of Internet addiction and related problems which may negatively affect the social behaviour of youthful people. However, the evidence on the impact of Internet use remains somewhat mixed and more research-work is needed.


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