Motives of Usage and Opinion Regarding the Impact of Online Media among Teenagers (Survey in City of Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia)

Ponco Budi Sulistyo

Abstract


eenagers are the majorty of online media users. The
existence of online media in the middle of the community was
considered to bring very significant impact, or in other words, the
internet has brought asignificant effect to the users or to the
audience, not the exception among teenagers. This study aimed
to 1) identify individual and social motives of teenagers in using
the online media and 2) know the teenagers’ opinion related to
the individual and social impact of online media usage. The
survey found that to get the information is the main motive
among the entertainment motive and to do a friendships. In term
of the opinion regarding the impat of online media, most of the
teenagers believed that online media can have an impact that is
very worrying for the social life, especially to the local culture.
In addition, most of them believed that it is necessary to know
and understand the use of online media wisely and intelligently
and the method that is considered as the easiest and most
appropriate to know and understand the use of online media
wisely and intelligently is the combination of classroom learning,
discussion, and also by using audio-visual media.