Today’s children and young
people have grown up in a world that is very different
from that of most adults. Nearly half the world's
population- more than 3 billion people-are under the age
of 25. Eighty-five per cent of youth live in developing
countries and India has the largest population of
adolescents in the world being home to 243 million
individuals aged 10-19 years. Within the world of the
young, adolescents are at a particularly formative stage.
These 1.2 billion adolescents between the ages of 10 and
19 are brimming with energy and possibilities. Their
minds are open to acquiring knowledge, learning skills
and absorbing values.
METHODOLOGY: The research design is the plan,
structure and strategy of investigation for answering the
research questions. It is the overall plan or blue print the
researcher selects to carry out the study. The research
design selected for the present study is Pre-Experimental
Design (i.e, one group pre-test and post-test pre
experimental design). In this design pre-test is conducted
followed by video assisted teaching programme and then
post-test for the same group after 7 days. This study was
conducted in Governement Degree College at Hassan.
Data were analyzed in terms of objectives of the study.
FINDINGS: Result indicates that majority of the degree
students lacked knowledge on psychological dependence
on internet and social networking. The Video Assisted
Teaching Programme given by the investigator helped
the degree students to improve their knowledge. The
effectiveness of VAT was tested in terms of gain in
knowledge and the findings showed that it was
statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance. The
findings of the study proved VAT is an effective strategy
in improving the knowledge compared to their pre-test
CONCLUSION: The finding of the study concluded that
the degree students have lack of knowledge on
psychological problem due to internet and social
networking. The implementation of VAT interventions
which will help them to create awareness and helps to
develop positive attitude towards psychological
depenence on internet and social networking.
Keywords : Internet, social networking, psychological dependence effectiveness of VAT and clinical variables and Socio-demographic variables.