Social media became necessity in today’s world. Nobody can survive without using it. For young generation, it becomes addiction. They spend their major part of the day on social sites. We cannot neglect impact of social media on our youth in terms of etiquettes and morality.
Impacts regarding education, behavior, and moral values of society are prevailing like a bat out of hell. Young peoples keep themselves indulge in irrelevant sites of social media without thinking effects it leaves on them. So far impacts can be either positive or negative.
Positive Impacts of Social Media
Social media keeps us connected to relatives, family, and friends when they are far away from us. Social media keeps us updated with current affairs and all those things happen across the globe.
It is an ideal place for the young generation to express themselves as social media gives freedom of speech. People feel free to share their feelings, thoughts, and ideas. Social media also the best place to improve social skills by interacting with new people as youngsters like to make new friends. The young generation also consider social media a fun place while interacts with peers.
Source of Educational Help
Social media enables students to keep connected with teachers. Social media also connects parents to the institutions and it can create trustworthy bond between parents and teachers so parents can be easily reported about children’s progress.
Social media is a source of getting knowledge about every topic. Detailed descriptions, as well as videos, are available and students can take help from useful websites in their academic problems.
In this era, where we have twenty-four hours of internet availability, Social media can do significant effects on student’s education. It reduces the need for extra tuitions.
Conference audio\ video calls are worthwhile to take help in assignments, group discussions, and in the combined study. Students can achieve good grades with the effective use of social media. Students can do online certificate and diploma courses. Students can apply online admission for higher studies & can get information about admission policies around the globe.
Social media is one of the best places to get business opportunities. It is an out-and-out way to market your product and catch up with customers. On the other hand, social media can help employers to pick employees according to the organization’s demand.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Insta gram create 87% jobs for its users. Recruiters find hundreds of employers through different platforms of Social media.
Moreover, social media is not only beneficial for the business point of view but also creates thousands of job opportunities. Homemaker ladies can take benefits by running online businesses because social media get them to earn without leaving the house.
Negative Impacts of Social Media
People of today’s generation make Social media priority. By spending precious time on useless Social sites makes people lazy. This excessive use of Social media creates unenviable distance in the family. Parents allow young children to use any social site, which creates terrible effects on their pre-mature minds and it destroys their personalities before it develops. Developed countries are complaining of a broken family structure.
Another negative impact is that the young generation gives importance to online games over sports and physical fitness, this behavioral change affects their health. It is also responsible for short term memory loss in the young generation.
One dangerous impact is that Social media portrays a virtual side of a person, being young, one can easily get influenced by those personalities who do not exist physically, social media user compares himself \herself with virtual personalities, this act is responsible to create complex in one’s mind sometimes a person does suicidal attempt.
It can have dangerous circumstances in the future. Sometimes personal information is read by insurance companies, advertisers, and other agencies. Criminals can take advantage of the information that the user shares on social media.
Cyberbullying is internationally accepted as a crime but the young generation gets into false propaganda by exposing themselves to the public forum.
80% of users of Social sites are youngsters; they are easily trapped and bullied by mischievous minds. Criminal mind people misuse the information shared by random user and user gets into trauma.
Young people feel shame to share with parents about the trauma they are going through after they were being bullied. Parents should teach their children that cyberbullying also comes in criminal activity.
As it is affecting everyone and everyone is linked with young generation. There are few duties that must be performed to get the issues resolved.
Parent’s duty: Parents should allow children to use social sites in front of them. Keep friendly relations with them so they may share everything with you.
Teacher’s duty: Teachers should guide students to use social media in a positive way and take benefit in academics. It won’t take more time. Teachers can highlight these issues during their traditional lectures or in general discussions
One’s self: One should obtain the ability to distinguish between the right side and the wrong side of social media. Always share your problems with parents, teachers, friends, and well-wishers.
Governmental Duties: The government should form relevant provisions which make sure the authenticity of network information.