Media Literacy in Youth: Media usage in youth on Secondary School Level
Keywords:Media literacy, digital world, prosumers, youth media usage, responsible media
Media literacy, the ability to access, analyze and use media, is of increasing importance in the digital age, particularly for young people who are actively engaging with media to access and disseminate information and represent themselves in online communities. The youth of today have become "prosumers" of media content, meaning they are not just passive consumers but also produce content themselves. Consequently, it is essential to examine the media practices of young people. This study investigates the media practices of secondary school students by conducting a survey. The results, analyzed using SPSS, reveal that students are well-informed about current media platforms and are increasingly engaged in creating content. This shift from consumption to production suggests that young people are becoming more media literate and developing important skills that will enable them to participate more effectively in the digital world. The findings of this study can help educators and policymakers in developing strategies to enhance media literacy among young people and promote responsible media use.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Pakistan Review of Social Sciences (PRSS)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher. Author's submission implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.