We all are aware that the positive and negative effects of social media are a trending and hot topic nowadays. Without any doubt, our youth and teenagers are most affected by the use of social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, etc. Today we will try to discuss some severe negative effects of social media on youth. Many of our youngsters have destroyed their lives by the excessive use of social media. From the educational careers to lives, youth has lost much due to the excessive use of social media. Let’s discuss some of the factors in detail.
Negative Impact of Social media on Youth
Lack of Interest in Education
Most of the parents claim that their children are getting low educational grades due to excessive use of social media. There are so much addicted to their cell phones, tablets, and laptops that they hardly find the time for their studies. As a result, they are getting low grades and some of the students have been dropped out of their educational institutes. Along with the lack of interest in the studies that are also suffering from bad health and poor mental conditions.
Most of the students are also interested in following the unknown friendship on these social media channels that have also destroyed their educational careers. In short, they are living in a world of fantasy instead of facing the harsh realities of life.
Rude and Fearless Attitude
Also, many teenagers are taking the influence of wrong personalities like gangsters, drug lords by the use of social media and its results are destructive. They follow and idealize the negative people that create a fearless attitude in them. They are fearless from many things including the rules and regulations of a state. This fearless mindset is very dangerous for any community and also for a state itself. So, we need to educate our youngsters not to follow the negative and wrong personalities.
Bad Groups and Unknown Friend Following
People have joined some unrelated and unknown groups on social media websites that are not for any purpose. Unfortunately, no one is there to monitor what is happening and discussed in these groups. I personally have seen that some youngsters have joined unknown groups where news related to the gangsters are posted. Our youth is taking negative inspiration from these groups and as a result, they can commit some serious crime by just following these groups that promote negative mindsets.
Many teenagers also claim that their personal information is leaked from their social media accounts. Sometimes, their accounts are hacked while sometimes they blame the owners and teams of social media websites that keep on spying them.
I agree that there are some positive factors of social media along with the negative factors. So, everyone should use these websites carefully. Never keep your personal and sensitive information public on these websites. These safety measures are mandatory for the safe use of social media websites.