Impact of social media on the teenagers of central London

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Research project1
TABLE OF CONTENTSTask 1: The research proposal.........................................................................................................3Introduction..................................................................................................................................3Research aims and objectives......................................................................................................3Research questions.......................................................................................................................3Future scope.................................................................................................................................4Literature review..........................................................................................................................4Research methodology.................................................................................................................5Limitations...................................................................................................................................5Ethics............................................................................................................................................6Resources / Sample......................................................................................................................6Research carried out.....................................................................................................................8Data collection.............................................................................................................................9Research techniques...................................................................................................................11Analyzing the results in terms of research specification...........................................................16Recommendation.......................................................................................................................16Research Conclusion..................................................................................................................16References......................................................................................................................................172
TASK 1: THE RESEARCH PROPOSALTitle of the research“To evaluate the adverse impact of social media on the teenagers of central London”.IntroductionPresent report is based on evaluating the adverse impact of social media on the teenagersof central London. Social media is one of the modest form of communication by whichindividuals can share their messages and information to each other. It is one of the cheapest waysfor sharing thoughts and communicating with one another (Browne and Hamilton-Giachritsis,2005). In modern era, social networking sites are mostly considered by the teenagers and youthpeople for exchanging images, knowledge and information for the purpose of entertainment andpleasure. Further, it is also considered by commercial entity for the promotion of its products orservices because huge amount of population is available on these sites.With the help of social media, networks of online friends can be used by individuals forkeeping in the touch with existing and current friends (Ahn, 2011). Along with this, some siteshelp people to find better jobs and developing business contacts. Through social media, users canjoin different forums and groups in order share their interests with other members. Most socialnetworking sites offers features to individuals such as designing profile page, uploading anddownloading of videos, sharing of opinions and discussion on current issues.Research aims and objectivesAimMain aim of this research is to analyze the adverse impact of social media on theteenagers of central London.ObjectivesTo evaluate the influence of social media on the social life of teenagers.To examine the impact of social networking sites on the attitudes and behavior ofteenagers of central London.To suggest the ways through which the adverse impact of social media can be minimized.Research questionsWhat are the impact of social media on the social life of teenagers of Central London?How does social media influence the behavior and attitude of teenagers?3
What are the ways by which the adverse impact of social media on teenagers can beminimized?Future scopeAt the end of research, it is needed for researcher to give recommendation for furtherconsideration and getting opportunity. With social media, there is also a major aspect which puttheir adverse impact on the social life, development, education and attitude of teenagers andyouth. That is the internet which includes a range of benefits for individuals but it has alsonegative impact in the case of teenagers. This research topic will be more appropriate for thefurther study by which research can gain knowledge regarding the factors which influence thebehavior and perception of teenagers in central London.Literature reviewSocial networking sites are one of the types of internet websites which allow individualsto make their personal profile on it. Through using this profile, people can share images,information, knowledge, music and videos with their online friends. In accordance to the studyof Kietzmann, (2011), it can be stated that there is a phenomenon increment in the use of socialnetworking sites in the past five years through which the number of internet users have beenincreased to a higher level. In order to attract more number of users, developers of these sites arefocusing on providing more features to them which will be beneficial for business professionaland population. But in case of teenagers, there are various adverse impact of social mediabecause they doesn't have more sense to distinguish between the right and wrong (Kietzmannand et. al., 2011).As per the view point of Valkenburg, Peter and Schouten, (2006), there are variousnegative impact of social media on the social life of teenagers. Social networking sites allow allusers to upload and download videos. Sometimes these videos includes irrelevant content whichis illegally prohibited to broadcast on television. Availability of those videos put their adverseimpact on the attitude of teenagers. According to the report of Ahn, (2011) it is revealed that80% teenagers of central London use the social networking sites by for receiving and sendingmessages during school hours. Use of social media in school leads to decrease the effectivenessof education by diverting their minds in multitasking instead of study.4
As per the research of Browne and Hamilton-Giachritsis, (2005) Social media includesthe advertisement related to clothes, games, music and other products which influence teenagersto spend money on those elements. Teenagers depend on their parents for their expanses andpocket money. If, parents refuse them to give money for spending on those products, so they cando any illegal offenses for the arrangement of finance in order to buy products through online(Browne and Hamilton-Giachritsis, 2005). Now days, these sites includes a range of news aboutthe terrorism and other violence actions that may have adverse impact on the mentaldevelopment of teenagers.Research methodologyMethodology is one of the crucial parts of research which assists researcher to completetheir study in an appropriate manner for the better achievement of its goals and objectives. Itincludes a range of tools, techniques and methods used by researcher to collect data andinformation from respondents and other sources (Mangold and Faulds, 2009). In order to draftvalid findings and conclusion, it isnecessary for researcher toinclude methodology in theirstudy. In present report, research will be conducted for evaluating the adverse impact of socialnetworking sites on the teenagers of central London. For collecting information about this topic,both primary and secondary sources will be considered by the researcher.In case of primary data, information will be collected with the help of questionnairemethod. In this method, a document includes a range of questions regarding the subject matterwhich will be filled by the 50 teenagers of central London (Valkenburg, Peter and Schouten,2006). Further, secondary data will be gathered by using books, journals, online articles andother websites. For creating research in better way, inductive approach will be used by researcheralong with considering the qualitative tools. Further, thematic analysis will be applied in thisresearch to observe and collect information in an effectual manner. For eliminating the chancesof ethical issues, data will be collected by the reliable sources and collected information will beanalyzed by using appropriate methods.LimitationsAvailability of limited time and cost was the major limitation which influencedresearcher to select the sample size of only 50 respondents. With the limited cost, it is notpossible to prepare more questionnaires for more teenagers of central London. Further, it was the5
biggest challenge for researcher to get reliable data because there is a huge amount of misleadinginformation in case of secondary sources that can't be judged properly.EthicsIn order to eliminate the chances of ethical issues, data and information had beencollected from the reliable sources. Further, collected data has been analyzed by using qualitativetechniques for ensuring the effectiveness of those information.Along with this, highconsideration has been provided to all activities in order to reduce the chances of biasness.Incase of primary data, all the information had been collected by the teenagers whose age was 10-16 years. While, secondary data had been collected by using the authorized and updatedadditions of books, magazines and online articles.Resources / SampleMain aim of present research is to evaluate the adverse impact of social networking siteson the teenagers of central London. This topic has been chosen by researcher because the use ofsocial media has been increasing continuously in this modern world. In this research, questionshave be made in accordance to analyze the harmful impact of social media in the respect ofteenager living in central London. In this study, both types of sources such as primary andsecondary will be considered by the researcher to collect information (Denzin and Lincoln,2005). Sample size for the project is the 50 teenagers of Central London. For present research,questionnaires have been filled by the 50 teenagers of central London in order to gain overallknowledge about the subject matter.Plan and procedure on Gantt chartResearchactivitiesWeek1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Writing ofintroductionCompletionand drafting ofliteraturereviewDevelopingand6