The technology driven world hasn’t spared a single individual from its impact. Today, we are more connected with internet than the real world. Needless to say, we all have our accounts on the major social media platforms, after all they are the major communication tools.
We are so addicted to these social media such that a natural temptation strikes us the moment we wake up and the time we are planning to doze off. Research has proved that the social media has high impact on the lives of youngsters. Business professionals use it for their brand promotion whereas individuals’ use it for staying connected with their buddies.
There are both positive as well as negative impact of social media on youth.
We would definitely be lying, if we say that we aren’t benefited from social media platforms. Most of the teenager spends at least an hour on these social media platforms. With the access to smartphones, no longer the youth have to take the pain of logging into their desktop and keep a check on their facebook notifications. The mobile app allows the users’ too instantly check their timeline and other features.
Thus, the best way to know about the current affairs it through the social media, especially twitter. There are major updates taking place on these platforms. If you have a hobby, you can create group and and people of similar interest. This allows exchange of ideas across the world. If there is a word to be spread, the fastest medium is the social media platforms.
Negative impact of social media on youth:
Needless, to say that the social media has affected the youth on a larger scale. Most of the people are moving away from the real life and are getting active on these platforms. Face-to-face interaction has reduced dramatically. It has become a time waster. Most of the youths are involved in chatting for hours and hours without even realizing the time. Stalking through facebook has become common.
These platforms are also responsible for negative online reputation management. One can get to see negative rumors more often. Luckily, there is character limit on Twitter or else people would have tweeted paragraphs and paragraphs. People also use the social media platform to take out their personal grudges. More and more negativity is spread through these platforms. Cyber bullying is very common. The photos are stolen from these platforms and used for various illegal activities. There are broken hearts who constantly stalk their exes and depression is common to them.
Thus, social media has become a lifestyle these days. The youths are highly active on facebook, twitter, linkedin and so on. However, the utility depends on the individuals’ whether they want to use it for their benefits or misuse it. Parents and teachers must constantly keep a check on their child and their social media activities. The schools must also set some social media rules for teenagers. Do share your opinion!