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At the end of this study it can be concluded that social networking sites negatively

affect teenage behaviour through cyber bullying, peer pressure, influence and exposure to

underage smoking and drinking alcohol, aggressive behaviour, narcissism and anxiety.

Lastly, the control on how social networking sites affect teenage behaviour negatively

was examined. It can be surmised that the research was a success as all the objectives

were fulfilled.


While completing this Internal Assessment there were many limitations involved.

They included collecting articles for this topic which was time-consuming and difficult

due to the vast amount of articles on an international and local level. However, it was

difficult to find a regional source due to lack of articles. Furthermore, participation of

teenagers to fill out the questionnaires was an issue since many people were very

reluctant. In some cases respondents omitted several questions in the questionnaire when

they returned them. Some respondents did not clearly understand some questions in the

questionnaire and this lead to inaccurate perspectives towards the question. Additionally,

some respondents may have not told the truth when answering the questionnaire because

they did not want to be judged.


On completion of this Internal Assessment many recommendations were

discovered that could assist in solving the problems caused by social networking sites.

Firstly, students should be more careful when using social networking sites so they will

not be negatively affected by them and this can be done by managing their time spent on

them per day. Furthermore, the government should make the parents in San Juan, as well

as the country, more aware of the risks and dangers their children are exposed to by

social networking sites by having workshops and programs to enhance their childrens

lives as well as theirs. It can be recommended that some areas that should be highlighted

for future research include Port of Spain, Chaguanas and Sangre Grande. Finally, the

government should implement real life consequences for harmful online activities such as

fees to pay when they break certain online laws to reduce the effects of cyber bullying

and online predators.