• Jyotirmaya Patnaik deposited Social Media Usage and Physical Inactivity among School Children in the group Group logo of Electronic LiteratureElectronic Literature on Humanities Commons 1 year, 11 months ago

    The power of social media is virtually untameable. The advent of social media has shrunk
    the world to what Marshal McLuhan once termed ‘global village’. This paper has examined
    into the amount of time government and private school students spent on social media
    vis-à-vis on physical activities. It has attempted to answer the questions: (i) How much
    time government and private school students spend using different social media
    applications?, (ii) Is there any association between government and private school students
    regarding time spent on social media applications?, (iii) Whether they use social media
    applications primarily to communicate with others, and (iv) how much time, on an average,
    school students spend on outdoor games after school hours. For the purpose of the study,
    a self administered survey was conducted among five government and private schools