THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MORALITY OF MUSLIM YOUTHS IN NIGERIA

Folami, Ahmadu Bolanle,
2020 Volume-1: Issue-1 (November, 2018)  
The study aims at shedding light on the positive and negative effects of social media on the lives of Muslim youths' in Nigeria. although, it is an avenue to reach out to people, gather and spread information to one another in the Muslim domain. However, the youths have also lost their dignity through it, because it is another avenue for fraudulent activities. The work examines the effects of both electronic and print media on the socio-religious spheres of Muslim youths. The ability to use the
more » ... media for " networking" has played a significant role in the lives of these youths. As technology continues to evolve, including the means to connect and communicate in cyberspace, young Muslims see it as an opportunity for them to be heard. The researcher employed the use of qualitative and quantitative data analysis in carrying out this study as well as conducting structural interviews inorder to elicit useful information. The research finally suggests that, despite the positive effects of social media on Muslim youths' through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram WhatsApp, e.t.c in passing meaningful information across the board its negative effect of promoting moral decadence like character assassination, media violence, nudity, obscene movies and videos that have challenged the moral values of a practicing Muslim were not to be overlooked.
doi:10.36099/ajahss.2.7.2 fatcat:xzi7j4cuk5bz7eb34o5567hsw4