Insights into the Current Phase of Metaverse and Its Impacts on Muslim Youth: A Broad-Spectrum Cognizance
Keywords:Muslim youth, social media, internet, video gaming, addiction, mental health
Education is one of the most important tools in the upbringing of our younger generations. With the advancement in scientific research and technology, seeking knowledge, assembling literature, and attending smart classes have aided students largely. However, at the same time, the rapid growth of the technological and digitalized world has created havoc among the younger generations that are spending much time on the internet, social media and video gaming platforms provided by a massive number of smartphones. The large-scale consumption of these electronic devices has trapped individuals particularly the student communities in a new phase of the Metaverse. Although this digitalized phase has aided in the academic performances of the students, however, it has also brought many negative impacts like mental health issues, anxiety, insomnia, suicides, and drug abuse among students from primary schools up to the university level. The present study aims to provide an overview of internet and social media addiction among Muslim youth and potential approaches to regulate the overwhelming impacts on their health.
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