Impact of internet on youths social behaviors a case study of Kampala District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The internet a massive network of networks, It’s a vast public web of computer networks, which connects users of all types all around the world to each other and to an amazingly large information repository. The study examined the impact of internet on youth’s cultural values in Kampala district. “The study achieved the following objectives: to examine the positive effects of internet on youth’s culture, to examine the negative effects of internet on youth’s culture, to explore other factors affecting youth’s cultural values, therefore the findings were based on the above objectives. Data was collected from a sample of 90 respondents in using self administered questionnaires and was later analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient (r~. The findings revealed internet has a positive and significant relationship to youth’s cultural values in Kawempe division (P=0.000<0.0l, r=375) the study concluded that majority of the respondents agreed that internet has a significant relationship on youth’s cultural values. The findings showed that internet has a positive effect on youth’s culture through promoting Gender, promoting equality, promoting Gender mainstreaming, promoting Human Right and lastly promoting Globalization. Additionally the findings showed Telenovela has negatively effected youth’s culture through promoting sexuality, promoting wide spread of HIV/AIDS, promoting Consumerism and materialism, promoted Drug abuse, promoted Moral decay , promoted Crime , and lastly promoted Homo sexuality. The study revealed other factors affecting youth’s culture which included Education, Religion, Globalization, Internet (information technology), Socio-economic aspects, Poverty
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Journalism and Media Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor Of Mass Communication of Kampala International University
Internet on youths, Social behaviors, Kampala District