All Round View (Peshawar) : You must have heard the term “Social Media” which is now a days at its peak. Social media is a tool that is becoming quite popular these days because of its user-friendly features. Social Media is used for the purpose of communication across the world. Social media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more are giving people a chance to connect with each other.
The whole world is in contact with each other just because of social media. The youth is one of the most dominant users of social media. All this makes you wonder that something so powerful and with such a massive reach cannot be all good. The one which you can’t reach physically, then comes Social Media which is the source of interaction that is e -communication. However there are certain pros and cons of social media that can effect the youth positively and negativity on different basis. Today’s generation is particularly one of the most aggressive users of social media.
Pros of Social Media :
When we see the positive features Or Pros of social media, we find many benefits. First of all it is the source of education. You can get any kind of knowledge if you search on it. Learners can teach themselves on different topics using social media. If you have any difficulty in your studies ,you are just one click away from your solutions on social media. You can go live with the help of it. Live talks are also done with the help of it . You can visit a lecture occurring in America while you are seated here in India.
You are constantly refreshed on the latest happenings of the environment through it. You can get any latest news updates with the help of social media. A person can get news about the issues and problems occurring in the world through social media. We can easily communicate with one another instead of having distance with one another. It bonds us with our loved one. It is a source of interactions who are living abroad.
Most importantly, it further provides a great platform for young aspiring artists to show and use their talent for free. You can get great opportunities for employment through social media while approaching and pitching a customer . You can acquire great opportunities for a job through social media . You can do your business with the help of social media.
Cons of Social Media:
Despite having pros, social media have cons as well. Social media is considered to be one of the most harmful elements of society. It affects your privacy due to which many hackers get access to your social media account. The oversharing happening on social media makes children a target for predators and hackers.
Cyberbullying also takes place due to social media that affect the youth . The sharing on social media especially by children must be monitored at all times. Next up is the use of social media is quite common amongst the youth so is dangerous for the teenagers especially. If the usage of social media is not controlled, it can commence to grave outcomes.
Social media creates disturbance with the academic performance of a student as they waste their time on social media instead of studying. Social media also creates misunderstanding and misleads others. Fake news is spread with the use of it, which affects the mind of peace-loving citizens. It also enables cheating in exams that affect grades and performance of students. It also lead to cyber crimes including hacking, identity theft and many other crimes.
In short, certainly social media has both advantages and disadvantages . Mainly it depends on the users of social media. The youth must especially create stability between their academic fulfillment, physical exercises, and social media. Anything which is in excess use can be dangerous and the same goes for the use of social media.
I think we should not use social media just for impressing others but we should use it to get benefit out of it. We should use it to impact people. I think we must apply certain limitations on the use of social media especially on young generation, I mean the teenagers. We should give them the excess of social media just for their academic purpose. For relaxation, these teenagers can use their physical games instead of using social media by playing games on it. Parents need to keep a check on their children’s records. The overuse of social media can lead to many problems that can affect the lives of the people.
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