Introduction

Our Problem Statement:

According to World Health Organisation, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 2003). The increasing rate of technological advancement has brought significant changes to the patterns of interaction between people, including teenagers. As more and more teenagers prefer online communication compared to face-to-face interaction, there is a concern that it could undermine their social skills and social well-being to a great cost (Cafferty, 2011; Sigman, 2009).

Research Objectives:

This research aims to find out at what cost has technology replaced personal interactions among teenagers in Singapore and how diminished face-to-face interaction affects their social health.

Research Questions

  1. How does advancement in technology promote online communication?
  2. Why is online communication the preferred mode of interaction among youths?
  3. How is online communication affecting interaction between youths and their families?
  4. How is online communication affecting interaction between youths and their friends?
  5. What are some of the concerns of the effects of online communication among youths in Singapore?

Feasibility and Manageability:

This research is able to be carried out because it is a common topic among the community, so it would be easy to get the views of 30 teenagers and parents through this survey. It is also a main problem throughout the globe as technology expands and evolves, more and more social sites are rising and the presence of face to face interaction drops. Interviewing parents would also be a big help as they also have experience with their child barely communicating with them.

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