Social Media – Boon or Bane?

Social Media - Boon or Bane

Now the time is such that we wake up scrolling through our social media, and we end up sleeping, liking our so-called friend’s posts, and just keep on scrolling mindlessly. Be it messages on WhatsApp, Instagram, or Facebook, always something is popping up.

I would like you to ask yourself that when was the last time you had a real face to face interaction with someone. You might keep on thinking or won’t find an answer to it. The significant part is social media has connected us to our old friends, has opened us to various new things.

However, on social media platforms, we barely know the person we are talking to, we just like how he/she speaks or how he/she looks. I was shocked to know that my friend’s grandfather didn’t call her up on her birthday. Instead, her grandfather posted on social media ‘Happy Birthday Pihu.’

Seriously the times have changed from meeting up on birthdays to just sending a text message. You might have noticed that all day long, you have been talking to someone, but at last, you still feel lonely, probably social media is to be blamed for.

Whenever we go out, we are not enjoying that particular moment; instead, we like to be on phones. Also, kids are majorly getting impacted, the time when they should be studying, they are playing games online or busy chatting.

These days social media is so risky that sometimes people are getting trolled and being commented on their work-life and personal life. Social media is considered as a court, it is the social media which decides whether the person should be taken to punished or not.

No one is allowed or to state their opinions to others because it’s their own life. Still, of course, you can spread fake news on social media, which is these days creating so many problems.

In 2019, it was estimated that there were around 2.77 billion social network users around the world.
The global number of individuals using social media has grown by 13 percent within the past 12 months, with Central and Southern Asia recording the fastest gains.

Facebook is the most used social media platform.
The other popular social media platforms are YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Whatsapp, etc.

According to the 2017 official report published by Facebook, on average there have been 1.40 billion Daily active users of Facebook for December 2017, a rise of 14% year-over-year.

For more information, check out this report .

A child as young as 3 years old knows how to operate a cellphone, where the youtube is and how to do a video call with their friends, which is quite sad in my opinion.

Where is that childhood where you would go run in the park, play hide and seek or build sandcastles out there?

I’m afraid everything is going to happen virtually now.

Social media is a boon, but it solely depends upon us how we use it, whether to enhance ourselves or to degrade ourselves. Social media is such a platform which allows you to know new things happening you, you also get to know various life hacks.

Our eyes should be open while being active on any social media handle. We need to create barriers for ourselves and need to know all the information before setting up any social media account.

Some you might also think that social media is a bane to our society. Hearing the recent bois locker room story where teenage boys were involved, I think for children, the parental control option should be enabled.

It’s not only the teenagers who are to be blamed. But the adults are also misusing it, be it writing lewd comments or engaging themselves in unfair means.

Life would be much better if we spend more time in the real world, connecting with people. Also, through social media, we create problems for our own selves cause our mental and physical health fully gets destroyed.

We also hear cases related to hacking despite that this continues. So we must control our accounts properly because social media is like a glue stick if it is stuck then it can’t be removed. It’s time to be your own best friend.

Now you need to figure out in which category you want to fit in? Because I think you are the one who is causing risk, and you are the one who will stop causing risk.

Hence, I think instead of being active 24×7 on social media, you should be active 24×7 in real life.

Check out this episode on “Problems with Social Media Today” from the Podcast “THE SOCIALLY DESI SHOW” to search for answers to this question whether

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Hi, I am Khushi Chaudhary from Gurgaon, I turned 18 this year aiming to create an impact by my words. I have a great interest in writing about women, their lives, and about the LGBTQ Community. My biggest dream is to meet Malala Yousafzai. “I don’t write for myself but i write for my readers”

10 thoughts on “Social Media – Boon or Bane?”

  1. As a parent, I really think that social media is truly a bane. You have rightly said these days the number of ous spent on studies is more than number of hours spent on gadgets.

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