However the study must be finally specified about theories as to how youth uses social networking sites and must enact communication behavior that should result in their benefit .
Effect of social networking sites usage on the studies of Nigerian students This study evaluates the effect of social networking sites on the students and justifies that no significant effect of these sites are found to hamper their studies but there is no clear balance of its usage.
• To determine the usage of specific social networking sites by the youth.
• To analyze the credibility over the information received from social networking sites.
Social networking; Facebook; Twitter; Internet Social Networking sites are termed to as web based services that give an opportunity to individuals to create their own personal profile with the choice of their own list of users and thereby connect with them in an altogether public forum that provides them with features such as chatting, blogging, video calling, mobile connectivity and video/photo sharing.
People spend more than usual hours on social networking sites to download pictures, browse through updates seek entertainment and chat around with friends to keep themselves connected to one another.These sites have held an addiction to the youth wherein they find it difficult to concentrate on their work and prefer logging in and jumping across one site to another.Some have derived benefit out of these sites whereas some have become academically challenged by the use of these websites.Received Date: June 22, 2015 Accepted Date: November 29, 2015 Published Date: December 3, 2015 Citation: Khurana N (2015) The Impact of Social Networking Sites on the Youth. doi: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000285 Copyright: © 2015 Khurana N.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.Thereby, these sites prove to be a boon to the youth in terms of spreading awareness about these issues that arise .Impact of social networking sites on students This study establishes the fact that out of all the respondents targeted, nearly 55.4% of the total population from people ranging in the age group 15 to 25 use social networking sites and also states that most of the users from the same age group use these sites as a medium to seek entertainment.• Social Networking sites are more of a demerit as compared to merit if both the parameters are evaluated.• The youth is more inclined towards fields of entertainment other than relevant information derived sources.• The participation of youth is invisible in social gatherings due to overutilization of social networking sites.This paper incorporates the quantitative approach to study the research objectives.