Literature Review

(It is not enough to summarise various articles. You'll need to synthesize what is said in each article and how they relate to one another as well as how these articles forms the basis of your research or help you to investigate further.)

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Literature Review:

According to Stout (2010), to date, much of the concern over the use of technology, which was
initially focused on the implications for children’s intellectual development, has now turned to the
social repercussions of online interactions and even the very nature of children’s friendships. Stout
quoted Subrahmanyam and Greenfield as saying that there is initial qualitative evidence which
suggests that the ease of electronic communication may be making teens less interested in face-to-
face communication with their friends.

There is a concern that today’s youths may be missing out on experiences that help them develop empathy, understand emotional nuances and read social cues. They may also become weak with the face-to-face human contact skills.Furthermore, the lack of personal communication due to excessive Internet usage can have an overall negative effect on mental and physical health on teenagers (Teen Ink, 2011).

As studies in the US show that there is a shift to digital modes of communication, with only a slight
minority of teens saying that their favorite way to socialize with friends is in person, doing a similar
survey among teenagers here would be useful. For example, reasons as to why youths prefer to
spend more and more time with their devices, thus turning away from their families and spending
time with them, as well as the effects, especially to teenagers’ social health, can be ascertained.
Ways to prevent an escalation of this phenomenon can also be suggested.

Proposed Hypothesis:

Diminishing face-to-face interaction is due to an increase in online communication. This adversely affects a teenager’s social well-being as well as their ability to use social skills in a work environment.

Our the proposed hypothesis, has been proven true to some extent. The problem that we thought was a growing problem only affects half the adolescents and even then it is not so severe.

Our research has been thorough but there are limitations to it such as a small group of people interviewed/sent a survey to. With more time, we also would be able to make our results much more accurate and significant through much better surveys, interviews and observation.

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