Social Media Uses: ethical factors and the effects for teenagers

소셜 미디어 이용: 청소년 대상 윤리적 요인과 그 영향

  • Lee, Hyun-Suk (Division of Refinement, Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
  • 이현숙 (사이버한국외대 교양학부)
  • Received : 2017.09.28
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


This study is for empirical analyzing the ethical contents in using social media, such as what kind of ethical responsibility do the teenage users have, how do they recognize the ethical concept in producing or sharing the information and how these ethical factors affect their behavior of social media uses. After survey with the structured questionnaire, statistical analyses with available 227 cases are processed. As a result, there are 4 ethical factors in using social media which as included 'privacy', 'copyright', 'fullness', 'accuracy', 'truth-telling', 'fairness', 'relief of harmful effect', 'credibility', 'objectivity', 'impartiality', included 'moderation', 'respect', 'autonomy', 'control', 'care of mischief', included 'interactivity', 'multiplicity', 'anonymity', 'divergence', 'social community', included 'transparency', 'openness'. All these ethical factors are positive correlated to the level of social media users' opinion expression, opinion support, information leading, information searching. Especially, is the most effective factor to social media users' behavior.


Social Media Uses;Ethical Factor;CyberEthics;CyberIdentity;Information Ethics


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