Social media is the reason for many of the world’s problems and solutions. It can be used to raise awareness for an important cause, but it is also used for the purposes that destroying the new generation. Nowadays, a lot of people are using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler and so on. Since the Internet has propagated rapidly, social media have progressed a lot. The generalization of the internet makes us to live conveniently and fast. People are almost using smart phones and other devices which can access to internet and hence make people to do social network easily. It helps contact friends, family, and other people even though they live far away. It could be, however, abused, if you don’t use properly. It is important that we understand the use of social media by young children. Nowadays teenagers spends most of their time on social media every day. Social media is becoming more than a part of their life, it’s becoming their world.
The time teenagers spend playing physical games has decreased significantly causing more depression and obesity. Not only does it affect health, social media deprives parents from having a thorough conversation with their children without them checking their phone. Even though the positive effect of having a social media profile is to communicate with friends/family, but it is also effecting friendly environment of families because children do not even bother what is going around when they are too busy tweeting about it. The contradicting effects of it goes to show that social media is not all it is talked up to be. Teenagers have no choice but to constantly follow. Social media also encourages the false images of how everything should be in a perfect world. This impact causes the insecurities and questionings to girls and boys. These misleading pictures, videos and articles of how to be rich, relationships, houses, cars, crimes etc. tends to lowers self-esteem and leads to depression and suicides.
Aside from connecting, social media revolves around who “retweeted” who’s “selfie” and “how many favourites did that pic get”. It’s almost sickening knowing that teenagers base their insecurities around how many likes they get. The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens and not worth the effort to filter. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. Aside from the news part of the sites, a majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world. Every news is represented with spices to attain attention of people. Nicholas Wapshott states about social media, “We may take pity on the idiot schoolboy who uses expletives on Twitter or posts a picture of himself holding a joint at a party only to discover when he looks for a job that a trawl by an HR department has made him unemployable.” Taking a step back can open your eyes to the realization that nothing your friends are going to post will affect your life in the long run. Instead of going through the drama and irrelevant parts of social media, connect with your friends and family by calling them up and avoid the complications and uselessness of the web sites.
Avoiding social media can be very difficult. Especially in a situation where one used it daily and transitioned over within a week. It’s a very challenging task, but in the long run, one will not have to worry about wasting time on false perceptions and unnecessary information! Encouraging teens and friends to spend less time on social media and more time actually socializing can really change your life for the better.