SOCIAL NETWORKS AS CORRELATES OF VIOLENCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR STEM EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Kabir Shamsudeen

Abstract


The paper focused on the social networks as correlates of violence among secondary school students in Sokoto metropolis: implications for stem education in Nigeria. The population consists of all the senior secondary school students in Sokoto metropolis, 361 respondents were selected using research advisor 2006, with descriptive correlational research design. Researchers designed questionnaire titled social networks and violence among youth, frequency, percentages and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient were used in analyzing the data for the study. Findings revealed that there is significant relationship between social networks and violence among secondary school students in Sokoto metropolis, some recommendations were made to include; Secondary school teachers should monitor and stop their students from using social networks in schools through enforcing laws that would aimed at stopping students from using handset always as well as regulating their access to internet.


Keywords


Social Network, Violence and Education

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