Impact of Social Media on the Young Generation
Introduction: We live in the age of technology. Over the years technology has advanced dramatically. It has enabled us to connect to multiple people from different location at the same time. The miraculous factor that has changed our lives drastically is social media. Social media is the platform for communication or to share data via smartphones and computers. It interconnects the people around the globe. In today's world it is gaining subscribers every day.
Some of the common and widely used social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp. Snapchat, etc. Though it has affected people of all ages, youths are the ones who are most impacted by its influence. There are positive as well as negative impacts of social media on the young generation.
Positive impacts of social media
Social media has reduced the world to a global village. Youth can interact with people from other parts of the earth by just a click of the button. So, they can easily share ideas, acquire information and also be exposed to many opportunities out there. Moreover, youth can use popular social media channels such as Instagram, and Facebook for marketing their business and.enhance their customer base. In this way, social media presents a lot of business opportunities for youth. Many of the businesses and corporates are-hiring young people to be the ambassadors of their brand. Thus, social media is one of the good income generation ways for young people.
Students are getting advantages of social media in order to take help. Some explore new ideas, some find information and some find new strategies for improvement in their work, Social media is such power as it can give chances to the users to improve their skills, for which, they do not need to go out. It gives online tutorials and webinars free of cost.
Besides, it provides different programs, multiple trainers train different skills such as glass painting. interior decoration, knitting, stitching, cooking, dress designing. Jewelry designing. mirror work. etc. Thus it benefits for the youth.
Negative impacts of social media
One of the major drawbacks seen in youths is that they are addicted to social media. Most of them are seen to devote a major portion of their time in posting pictures, replying to comments, chatting, etc. This leads to negligence of studies. This can prove to be very damaging for their future career.
In this way, overexposure to social media can spoil the career of a youth. Moreover, youth are seen to be active on social media all the time. They have no time to talk to their family members. indulge in outdoor sports or meeting their friends in person.
Their overall communication is limited to posting status or sharing photos on social media. They live only in a virtual space.
Furthermore, addiction to social media causes youth to stay awake in the night. go to bed late, tempt to reply to comments at bedtime, or chatting with friends. Such addiction tires their body and mind.
They lack focus and feel sleepy at day time. Their brains fail to work effectively. This has even seen to cause depression in many youths.
Conclusion: No doubt, the use of social media has benefited the life of youths in several ways but we can in no way ignore its adverse impacts, on them. It has badly influenced their behavioural skills. health, and study. It has disconnected them from reality. So, it is important to make youth aware of the harm that is caused by getting obsessed with social media.