Young People Manipulated by Social Media

2019-06-27 10:00:48     Sumnima Shrestha

In this world of modernization, people are busy making themselves more advanced and modern. We can find much more development everywhere either it's in case of discovering new things or being modernized. Social media has become today's great issue to concern for, as it is developing so fast and used by many people all over the world. Although social media has revolutionized the way people communicate and socialize on the web, it has a huge negative impact nowadays specially targeting the Youths.

Social media, which made so much of change in this entire world, is also being an annihilator for young people. However, social media has positive impact in education, communication, business and many other fields but people are not considering them. Especially, when we see youngsters they are totally addicted to social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Viber, etc. Well, social media has become their first priority rather than the things that should come first such as school, family and sports. They are being abused through social media which are harming them more than a drug. Today, youths are using cellphones to surf Facebook, Instagram or to chat with friends on Messenger. They always check their phone every five minutes to see what is going on social media, if one of their Facebook friends kept new picture or how many likes and comments he/she received in his/her profile picture. Well, this has become more dangerous when their habit changes into addiction and turn to a severe crime. Young people are being crazy at social media which in return make them aggressive as well as depressed, if any kind of disturbance they get while they are using social media. Pornography, misusing personal information, hacking, and phishing are the cyber crimes that has been increasing through excessive use of social media. Young people who are addicted to social media can live far away from reality. Because of using a cell phone all day, they will not have time for outdoor activities such as playing sports or camping. Instead of going out to meet friends or talk to their parents, these people love chatting with friends on social media. They will just stay at home and update their news on social media. They post status or photos to share with their friends on social media. Gradually, they will only live in a virtual world. I feel virtual world is too dangerous so it's better to stay up to limit in the virtual world.

Using social media too much will have a serious impact on health. Because the youths are addicted to social media, they will go to bed late to read news on Facebook or chat with friends. Staying up late is really harmful to the health, especially, the brain. If the young do not sleep enough, their health will be affected seriously by losing weight or always feeling tired. Also, they will degrade their grades in exams. Their brains also will not work effectively and they will be in sleepy condition. Moreover, addiction to social media can cause depression in the youths. It's the matter to concern for government, family and society as well as individual himself/herself. So, every youths should be conscious and active regarding these things and use social media effectively. Social media shouldn't control us but we should control them.

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