Adolescence, young adulthood and internet use in Nigeria: a review of what is known and unknown
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The aim of this article is to show the state of knowledge on the use of the internet among adolescents and young adults in Nigeria. The article begins with a brief review of the origin and nature of the internet and its centrality to human interactions today. It also addresses the challenges of adopting the universal definition of adolescence. The paper draws from research findings from across the globe and data from a survey of 1120 adolescents and young adults in Lagos metropolis in providing answers to the questions on the prevalence of internet use across developmental stages in adolescence and young adulthood. It also provides answers to the question on what adolescents do on the internet, the relationship between online and offline activities as well as the implications of the use of the internet by adolescents and young adults. The paper concludes by bringing to the fore, the gaps in knowledge in this area of study
online-offline activity cyclone , Defining adolescence , Nigerian youths , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Sociology
Kunnuji, M.O.N. (2014). Adolescence, young adulthood and internet use in Nigeria: a review of what is known and unknown. Int J Econ Manag Soc Sci, 3, 11-17.