The effectiveness of the Social media “as new means of communications” in formulating youth directions against terrorism

: field study

  • Nermeen Singer Ain Shams University
  • Prof. Dr. Fathy El Sharkawy Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts/Ain Shams University, Egypt
Keywords: communications, formulating, Social media, terrorism, youth

Abstract

Social media plays a significant role in shaping the attitudes of young people and their values, beliefs towards many social issues. Due to the spread of terrorism in both the bloody and intellectual areas in many countries of the world in general and Egypt in particular, the necessity obliges us to study the impact of these methods on the trends of the youth to be able to implement the most appropriate strategies. The study was conducted on a sample of 400 university youth, considering the classification of gender and the scientific categories (theoretical faculties - practical faculties). The study used the method of collective application of a questionnaire prepared and generalized to identify the effect of the modern means of communication in shaping Trends of the study sample of university youth. The most important results of the field study indicated that the average use of social media in the sample (two hours) was 44.5% from the students, Facebook accounted for 28.9% from the sample, followed by Google 21.2%, then WhatsApp 18.9%. As for the ways of using the means of social communication the mobile phones came on the top by 62% then home Internet 26.9%.

Published
2018-07-21
How to Cite
Singer, N., & Sharkawy, P. D. F. E. (2018). The effectiveness of the Social media “as new means of communications” in formulating youth directions against terrorism. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 3(4), 541-555. https://doi.org/10.22161/ijels.3.4.11