THE addiction of young people to social networking sites is the reason for their behavioural changes, Suva Grammar School's assistant principal Mika Mudreilagi said on Friday night at Synergy Acoustic at Wesley Methodist Church in Butt St, Suva.
Mr Mudreilagi, who was the guest speaker at the youth meet, the first of its kind in the Synergy Project, spoke on the topic of 'True Worship.' He said young people's addiction to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter had taken control of their lives. "Their life is Facebook, Twitter and all these social networking sites," he said.
"They spend too much time online when they should be picking up their Bibles, studying and helping around the house."
Mr Mudreilagi challenged the youths that gathered at Wesley Methodist Church to pick up the Bible and begin putting direction back into their lives.
"Glorify God in everything that you do. That is true worship. It is not just singing and music but in your education, on the sports field, with friends, while socialising, in your gifts and talents. We need to quit spending too much time on social networking sites and start getting a life."
The project addresses difficulties faced by young people based on biblical aspects and using it to nurture and utilise their talents through music and creative arts.