The Internet and values in society: higher education students´perspectives

Abstract: Abstract: We live in a society interconnected and mediated by the Internet, which has assumed a paramount role within human relations, where we witness a progressive decay of social values both at school and in society. Therefore, considering the area of Higher Education, the need for nurturing values conducive to a better life in society is viewed as one of the substantial references for the construction and transmission of social values. This reflection is developed from data obtained by questionnaire to a sample of 255 undergraduates in the Education field, from two higher education institutions, a Spanish one and a Portuguese one. The aim was to assess the undergraduates? perceptions on the promotion of values and counter-values over the Internet, as well as the consideration they give them while communicating online with colleagues, friends, and relatives. Among the values most remarked by students, the following stand out: respect, equality, freedom, honesty, and friendship. Among the counter-values emphasised by students, the authors highlight those of inequality, dishonesty, selfishness, disrespect, insecurity, irresponsibility, manipulation, oppression, and violence. The students believe that the abovementioned values and counter-values are promoted within online communication. Furthermore, such values are frequently taken

 Fuente: Prisma social, Volumen 26, 94-115

Editorial: Fundación iS+D para la Investigación Social Avanzada

 Año de publicación: 2019

Nº de páginas: 23

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

ISSN: 1989-3469