The Millenial Muslim Activity using Internet: An Indonesian Perception

  • Amirah Diniaty Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
  • Zarkasih Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
  • Mustakim Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
  • Rian Vebrianto Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau

Abstract

This research aims to describe the internet syndrome at the younger generation of Muslims; frequency, duration, type of application, content accessed, and their attitude towards the negative content. This research applied the survey method. The respondents were elementary, junior, and senior high school students in Pekanbaru City, which numbered 130 people. The purposive random sampling research samples were students in Islamic curriculum background schools that were accessible to researchers. The data were gained through closed questionnaires and analyzed descriptively. The results show that internet use in younger generation of Muslim is worrying, judging from the frequency and duration of their access, and more on social media to chat, to share photos or to view videos. Most respondents used their allowance to access the internet without their parents’ concern. High school respondents are tempted to see sadistic and pornographic content when accessing the internet, compared to junior and elementary school respondents.

Keywords: Internet syndrome; Students; Millennial Muslim generations    

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Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Diniaty, A., Zarkasih, Mustakim, & Vebrianto, R. (2020). The Millenial Muslim Activity using Internet: An Indonesian Perception. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 6(2), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.33736/jcshd.2037.2020