SNS Utilization of Youth and Use as a Learning Tool

청소년의 SNS 이용실태 및 학습도구로써의 활용방안

  • kang, Hyun-joo (Dept. of English, Busan University of Foreign Studies) ;
  • Kim, Chee-Yong (Major of Game Animation Eng., School of ICT Eng., Dong-eui University)
  • Received : 2019.02.13
  • Accepted : 2019.12.12
  • Published : 2020.01.31


Korea, as a leader of Internet and game sector in IT industry, has been playing an important role in increasing its industrial development. This country has won the first place in wireless broadband usage and contributed to Internet game industry development. This means that Korean use smartphones most. It is juveniles that use Internet and smartphones most among Korean who use teenage., the number of the teenagers who overuse smartphones or Internet has surpassed 200,000. The number of the adolescents who spend more time using smartphone and Internet is about 180,000 and the number of the teens who are over-dependent to smartphone having trouble living their lives is over 22,000. The SNS usage rate of the contents that teens are most likely to use has accounted for over 80 percent. Among teens, SNS is being considered as a major means that builds relationship due to smartphone technology and the prevalence of smartphones. However, the use of SNS among youths has two sides; one is positive, the other negative. Not only does SNS have a positive function that it keeps relationship but it also has a negative function that it can lead to smartphone addiction.


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