THE EFFECT DURATION OF INTERNET USAGE ON THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN MALANG CITY
Keywords:Duration of Internet usage, Physical Development, Adolescent, Covid-19.
The world is currently experiencing a Covid-19 pandemic including in Indonesia. The Government of Indonesia
implements Social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19, this also applies to all individuals including
teenagers, the educational process that must be carried out remotely will make teenagers use the internet or
technology as a means. Continuous internet use will also have an impact on a teenager's physical or health. This
study aims to analyze the effect of the duration of internet use on the physical development of adolescents during
the covid-19 pandemic. The research method used is analytics with a Cross sectional approach. Respondn
consists of 236 teenagers in 2 villages namely Tanjung rejo village and Kasin Kota Malang. Sampling with
simple random sampling. The results of the study found that of adolescents who used the internet for more than 7
hours, the impact of physical development was expressed according to or experienced health impacts of 67
adolescents and from the Chi Square test a p= 0.000 value which means there is an influence or effect on the
duration of internet use with physical development. So the longer internet use increasingly affects the physical
development of adolescents, therefore the parents of teenagers should be wiser and limit in internet use so as not
to occur in the case of physical development or health.