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ARPN Journal of Science and Technology

The Virtual Environment Influence on the Socialization of Today’s Youth

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Author Olga Yakovleva, Svetlana Kulikova
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 386-389
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 4
Issue Date May 01, 2013
Publishing Date May 01, 2013
Keywords virtual environment, socialization, youth values, the Internet, mass media, online community


The problem of socialization of young people in today's information environment needs system approach. The virtual life is the necessary resource and facility to reflect the real environment, and, at the same time, to construct the modern reality. The influence of the virtual environment on the socialization of today's youth is particularly marked in three major ways: in terms of the expansion of activities, in terms of the transformation of communication, in terms of changes in the field of consciousness. The issue reveals the influence of the virtual environment to the various aspects of young people life, for example such phenomena as the social media and online communities. The number of risks related to the virtual environment is characterized: the openness and the redundancy of information, the freedom of speech and action, the unlimited contacts and the distributed communication, virtual addiction.

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