The Pathology of Boy Academies Students’ Use of Mobile-based Social Networks in Torbat-e Heydarieh County

Ali Akbar Bagheri far, Keyvan Salehi


Many evidence and studies show that, besides having numerous advantages, internet also has disadvantages. Lack of adequate familiarity with virtual space can bring about harms for families and their childrenthe. present study aims to present strategies for intelligently guiding and effectively. To do so, there was an attempt to semantically reconstruct students,’ life experience,  perception of the use and probable damages of using mobile-based social networks via an interpretive approach. Doing so, it was also possible to show how participants understand and evaluate this phenomenon. Besides understanding the phenomenon under study from the students’ views, attempt was made to present reliable results and enhance their acceptability through holding semi-structured interview with 40 students of boy academies in Torbat-e Heydarieh County and using narrative data obtained. The analysis of results from students’ life experience shows that all of these students use mobile-based social networks like Line, Viber, Tango, and WhatsApp. Yet, parents do not have complete and deep knowledge and control over how their children use these networks. As the students believed, believe that the study of virtual networks, respectively of the Students they have a negative effect on warm familial relationships, educational achievement, and religious beliefs. 


Pathology, Virtual Social Network, Boy Academy, Mobile-based.

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