A Study on the Impact of Electronic Media in Relation to Social Awareness among High School Students in Coimbatore District

  • N Sangeetha R.V.S College of Education, Sulur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • J Vanitha Assistant Professor, R.V.S College of Education, Sulur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Electronic Media, Internet, Society, Social Awareness, High School students

Abstract

Electronic media has a powerful impact on everyone’s life today, particularly younger generation of students. They are addicted to electronic media especially the ‘monster’, Internet, mainly through mobile phones. They are totally immersed in the mobile phones being unaware of what is happening around them at that particular moment. Recently, we came across students who played deadly online games like ‘The Blue Whale Challenge’ and ‘Momo’ which ended in taking the life of students. This could have been avoided if the students had avoided the use of internet and if their parents were “media literate”. This was the background of this proposal. The students should spend more time on studies so that they can score good marks, improve their knowledge and understand about the society. The students should be aware of what is happening in and around the society they live in. This can be done by reading daily newspapers and most importantly electronic media like Television, Radio and internet connected mobile phones in a purposeful way. The social problems like honor killings, gender inequality, sanitation and cleanliness, pollution etc and their happenings are easily and quickly available to them. The students should use this opportunity and update themselves and analyze the good and bad effects of each. This proposal studies the impact of electronic media in relation to social awareness among high school students in Coimbatore District.

Published
2019-06-02
How to Cite
Sangeetha, N., & Vanitha, J. (2019). A Study on the Impact of Electronic Media in Relation to Social Awareness among High School Students in Coimbatore District. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 7(3), 16-25. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v7i3.421
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