Cyberspace has revolutionized our way of life as it is said to offer endless ways of connecting with people in variety of online spaces. Its usage is widespread among young adults more specifically, young adults of Middle East. According to earlier surveys, 40.2% of the whole middle-eastern area has access to internet, about 136 million users on Facebook are from Middle East alone and the number keeps increasing on various social platforms for personal or business activities. This study explores the effect of the famously known cyberspace among Middle East adolescents and new adults. It also examines the influence of personality and gender on this communication technology. It studies the social wellbeing of teenagers addicted to cyber space. Finally, this integrative research illustrates and defines the psychological aspects found in teenagers who get hooked on to this new IT place. As these online sites and applications provide many opportunities for young people to connect with others and share ideas they can also be downward slopping, if used inappropriately. As a matter of fact, Middle – East adolescents and adults are spending more time on cyberspace than the physical space where they have numerous opportunities to connect and share with the people of their kind but the overall effect it takes over on an individual has a lot to do than we can think of. This study elaborates it through our selected research method. Our research is a
secondary research and data was collected by online survey, we used convenience sampling technique. Our sampling
size was of 200 respondents. Data was collected through survey using a
structured questionnaire administered to the general public using social media.The findings of our research was
that Cyberspace, dual personality and teenager’s identity show an interlinked
relationship with each other and they show strong significance among the
variables which depicts the positive result of our research question.
Keywords and Definitions
refers to the virtual computer world, and more specifically, is an electronic
medium used to form a global computer network to facilitate online
A privacy breach is the loss of,
unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, personal information. Some of the
most common privacy breaches happen
when personal information is stolen, lost or mistakenly shared.
interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance.
Multiple personality disorder, a
neurosis in which the personality becomes
dissociated into two or more distinct parts each of which becomes dominant
and controls behavior from time to time to the exclusion of the other parts.
A relationships that is not thought
over, or has no future.
person aged between 13 and 19 years
Chapter 1: Introduction
Social media is created to help people find each other. In the
past there were traditional forms of social media such as newspapers, radio and
movies, but it had little impact on people’s lives. The discovery of the
Internet has revolutionized all aspects of traditional forms of social media.
Because most traditional media are not accessible, unresponsive, lacking in
flexibility and timing (Pejman, 2009), it has revolutionized the deliverance of
the messages. The internet gives you access to all social media handles you
want to use (Eastin and LaRose, 2004). Therefore, social media is no longer
just a medium of interpersonal communication, but a medium of communication.
the information revolution and the dominance of electronic communications, the
countries covered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is present and
up-to-date means of communication and information transfer from Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, from generous
agricultural communities and societies relying on land and oceans to modern
many other countries, Saudi Arabia has undergone a significant transformation
from maintaining a simple and vast desert country into a strong, rich and
famous Middle East country. This change has been happening for the past half
century. In the 1950s the country was considered without its own natural
resources. However, this belief can only exist forever
large number of huge oil reserves found, immediately the country’s economic
status into the best. Combined with this economic success are the structural
and governmental changes in Saudi Arabia’s political, health, social and
educational factors. In the way of life in the Saudis, the sudden impact of
modernization affects the lives of the people because they are divided into two
aspects. The first people can be divided into those who are willing to adapt to
change because they think Saudi Arabia should allow new technologies to enter
the country and keep pace with the modern world. The second category is people
who used to advocate; because they think there is a big change in this country.
Arabia’s customs and traditions limit the interaction and exchange of society and
society, especially society. The interaction of young people with social issues
is often left to elders to solve these problems. The strict implementation and
application of cultural beliefs and customs have prevented many people from
publicly expressing their mutual exchange.
GCC countries, especially Saudi Arabia, have opened up to the popular new
communication style of social media. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter,
and blogs are web-based services that allow individuals to build public or
semi-public personal data within a bounded system, clearly list the other users
sharing the connection with them, and view and traverse their connection lists
And the list of connections made by others in the system. The nature and
terminology of these connections may vary from place to place. (Boyd, 2007). It
is noteworthy that the countries of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation
Council have opened up new privatizations of investors, technology development
and new technologies and explored the most powerful element of trade and
globalization – social media interaction.
About 108.2 million
Middle Eastern youth is avid user of social media and internet. 40.2% of the
whole middle-eastern area has access to internet, about 136 million users on
Facebook are from Middle East alone and the number keeps increasing on various
social platforms for personal or business activities (Go Gulf, 2013). Digitization is irresistible and futuristic. This is the
reality that the Internet has not only made our life easier, but has also
become a tool for updating life, love, breaking up and death.
in social applications are increasingly drawn to technical addictions due to
their rewards and entertainment mechanisms. By providing more options for
adolescents to enjoy life, entertainment, sports, art, cooking or volunteering,
we help them to recognize that life is more popular than social networking. In
the worst case, if there is no proper plan and attention in the early years,
the anxiety of addiction will increase and the symptoms of addiction will also
researching this thesis, it was found that one of the many issues Middle East
teenagers face within the addictive duration of using social media is privacy
breach since everything we do on internet can be searched through engines and
keeping in mind that teenagers are not even aware of what privacy protection
means for them hence forth they are the highly exposed to the violation. Young people surf the social network without realizing
the possibility of intrusion into privacy. This is confirmed by the following
especially women, have confirmed that their personal information and photos
were posted on 86.2% of their accounts, of which 30.6% are open to the public.
52% of young people do not
understand the issues of copyright and intellectual property on