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Date of this Version

2018

Citation

Asare-Donkoh, F. (2018), Impact of Social Media on Ghanaian High School Students, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Comments

Author’s Name: Frankie Asare-Donkoh (PhD)

Affiliation

Freelance Researcher, Accra, Ghana.

Correspondence Address

P. O. Box GP.18106, Accra, Ghana

Tel: 233 248 666 007

E-mail: fasado@btinternet.com

Author’s Biography

Dr Frankie Asare-Donkoh lectures in Political Science, Media and Communication Studies. He was the Head of Department of Media and Communication Studies, Pentecost University, Accra, Ghana, and previously lectured at Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, among other universities. He holds a PhD (Politics and Multi-Level Governance) and MA (International Journalism) from Cardiff University. Dr Asare-Donkoh was a former Deputy General Secretary (1996-1999) and acting General Secretary (2000) of the Ghana Journalists Association.

Abstract

Many high school students in Ghana have access to social media using several devices with internet connectivity including Ipads, mobile phones, laptops, tablets and others. Some parents and educationists believe social media has negative impact on students. They argue that social media makes students incapable of making independent and critical analysis of issues and events. Notwithstanding this, other parents, educationists and students applaud the positive impact of social media on learning and social cohesion. The findings of this study reveal that social media has positive impact on the academic and social life of Ghanaian senior high school students.

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