Background and Objectives:The proliferation of the Internet, video, audio, and mobile media has made many families t to have face-to-face problems with their children. The accepted norms of families are widely questioned and denied by children and cause problems that are dysfunctional and cause a kind of disorder and imbalance in the social system, in a way that challenges the core values and public security of the social system. This hurts the collective conscience and public concern of the elite. New communication media allow children to communicate outside of social and geographical boundaries. Today, computers, networks, software, and everything related to them create new pressures and issues that people must adapt to and the new arena in which they express their normal or abnormal reactions. Gaining the necessary knowledge about new communication media and learning the skills to use them can direct its educational effects. Satellite, mobile phones and the Internet are emerging phenomena affecting education that have become part of the lives of people in societies, affecting thoughts and feelings, relationships and education in general; as the characters portrayed in the media may become role models for people and influence their attitudes, beliefs and behavior. Increasing information and being different in the news is one of the advantages of modern communication media that obtains information from sources with high speed and volume and presents it to the audience. The main purpose of this research was to determine the effects of using modern media communication from Bahar city students' point of view.
Methods: The method of this research was descriptive, a kind of survey. Statistical population of the study included all female high-school students in Bahar city. Therefore, in terms of multi-cluster sampling method 288 individual were selected. The main instrument for gathering data in this research was a research-made questionnaire. For data analysis, the inferential statistics such as Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, one sample t-test and dependent t-test were used.
Findings: The results showed that students believed that using modern media communication like Internet. Mobile, and so on, have harmful and useful effects. Nevertheless, the harmful effects of them are more than their useful effects. The useful effects were: increasing the social relationship of students, promoting the individual consciousness, and facilitating second language learning. On the other hand, the harmful effects were: students’ morality disorders, isolation of students, educational drop-out, decreasing the use of local slangs, and decreasing sport activity time among students.
Conclusion: Considering the positive effect of using new communication media on social relations, personal awareness and facilitating second language learning, it is suggested that teachers and school officials design and use a plan for using these media in the classroom. It was also found that the harmful educational effects of modern communication media are: creating moral turmoil in students, isolating students, academic failure, reducing the use of local dialect and reducing the time of sports activities in them. Therefore, according to this finding, it is recommended that children be taught in school how to use these media correctly, as well as how to evaluate and select media content.
In addition, it is suggested that the educational effects of each of the new communication media, such as mobile phones and related virtual networks, as well as satellite and the Internet, be investigated separately. It is also suggested that research be done on the correct pattern of mobile phone use and its educational opportunities and threats among students.