Is Social Media Pernicious to Younger Generation

Originally published: March 08, 2020 11:48:05 AM, updated: March 08, 2020 01:08:37 PM

Social Media Pernicious and Younger Generation

Nobody had ever been thought that in future they will have the power to socialize with the whole world through social media platforms. Technology has played a remarkable role to introduce platforms which enable users to connect with the people whom they even don’t know in real life. Social media no doubt with every passing moment gaining fame, especially in the younger generation.

When we explore the statistics, we come to know that the average time spent on social media platforms within a single day is almost 1.72 hours. Young teenagers spent more than 27 hours within week on social media websites along with the instant messaging applications. Smart mini computers in the shape of smartphones are playing the equal role for spending time on social media, only because it provides access to young users towards social media within no time having the Wi-Fi net. No doubt the digital world serves the humanity well but at the same time, it is very pernicious to the younger generation. Youngsters don’t realize what sort of evil’s social networking have, they are addicted to the social activities online and these social platforms destroying their lives on the regular basis.

What sort of Malignant Effects has social Media?

The social media applications and websites such as Facebook, Tinder, Line, WhatsApp, Instagram and many others are spreading plenty of social issues as well as dangerous health symptoms when users become addicted to it. Following are some important things to know which may cause bad impacts on the younger generation.

Misinformation:

It is very ordinary thing on social media to spread false news and self-diagnosis of health problems and young user read false and also applies false medical advice on them. Therefore, the misinformation on social media may create dangerous and life-threatening issues.

Health Hazards:

The obsession with the digital world creates lethal health hazards among young children, the carnal content on social messaging apps affect the cognition growth of youngsters, more screen time can create physical and behavioral issues and effect on eye side is very general in young users. Late night usage creates ill sleeping patterns and kids and teenagers lose their health by gaining weight.

Advertising:

We have often seen the advertisement on social media sites such as Facebook, it influences through the advertisement and force youngsters to spend more money. The advertising business companies got information from user’s social accounts and get information about their likes and dislikes and then create products to attract users to but their products. So, teenagers usually got manipulated through these advertisements appears on digital media.

Cyber bullying:

On social media platforms, every type of users is present, they sometimes do cyber bullying mostly with the young and innocent social media users. Bullies usually send intimidating and threatening messages to teens and in result sometimes create emotional trauma and in plenty of cases teens commit suicide. According to some news reports, almost 49.5% students are the victims of bullying online, and 33.7% admitted that they do bullying online.

Encourage youngsters to Commit Crimes:

Some hate groups utilize Digital networking platforms and set an agenda and propagate false and hittable content on social sites. Most of the criminals use social media tool to commit crimes such as kidnapping by getting complete information about any young teenagers or kid and then demand ransom. The lack of privacy on social media accounts of young users creates problems for them. Almost 63% share their name of their school and 18% share contact information without setting the privacy.

A waste of time:

Young users mostly spend their time on social media and don’t bother to do their school homework and their grades got affected due to the addiction with the digital world. In teenage, students need to perform well but students waste their time on social sites by just scrolling up and down on their profile again and again.

What can we do for saving young generation from social media negative effects?

Usually, parents are very fearful when they heard about the social media evils, they should put all their worries to rest by using the spy applications on their kid’s digital devices to monitor all of the activities along with the top instant messaging applications which their kids use on their digital devices with the complete time stamp.

Conclusion:

No doubt, social media is playing a positive as well as the negative role, but it is the users who need to take care of using social media carefully and for youngsters; it is the parents who should educate their young kids and teens about the usage of social media.

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