IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ponco Budi Sulistyo
Teenagers 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.