Influence of Online Social Networks on our Youth

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Sanjay PC said:   4 years ago
I think that all the use and abuses are according to how we use. According to my point of view, a person with good knowledge would try to use social media in a good manner.

Anim said:   4 years ago
I think social media is a good medium where every individual can share their thoughts.

Amjad said:   5 years ago
Hi everyone.

According to my point of view, social media is good for everyone by the social media we can share our thoughts and also know the thoughts of other we can get in touch with our love one but everyone knows that the excess of everything is bad if we use social media in a proper way so it a great source of growing knowledge.

Kamil.. said:   5 years ago
Hello Guys.

My Self Kamil.

My Point Of View Of Social Media is Under Below.

The positives of social media:


Teachers are able to easily collaborate and communicate with students and one another.
Students have easy, free access to resources online to help them learn.
Grades improve and absenteeism is reduced.
59% of student users report that they use social networking to discuss educational topics and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments.


Voter participation is increased. Facebook users said they are more likely to vote if they see that their online friends did. During the elections of 2010, users who visited Facebook more than once a day were 2. 5 times more likely to attend a political rally or meeting and 43% more likely to say they will vote.
Social media facilitates political change: Online networks give social movements a quick, cheap method of disseminating information and mobilizing people.

Awareness/Being Informed:

27. 8% of Americans get their news online. (28. 8% get it from newspapers and 18. 8% from radio).
Information spreads faster online than any other media. More than 50% learn about breaking news on social media.
Social networking provides academic research to everyone with online access, allowing people access to previously unavailable resources.
Social media sites inform and empower individuals to change themselves and their communities.

Social Benefits:

Social media allow people to communicate with friends and this increased online communication strengthens those relationships. 52% of online teens say social media have helped their friendships. 88% say being online helps them stay in touch with friends they don't see regularly.
People make new friends. 57% online teens report making new friends online.

Job Opportunities:

Great for professionals for marketing, connecting, and finding business opportunities.
Employers find employees and unemployed find work. 89% of job recruiters have hired via LinkedIn, 26% via Facebook, and 15% via Twitter.
Social media sites have created thousands of jobs and new avenues of income.

The negatives of social media:

A Detriment to Work and/or School:

Enables cheating on school assignments.

While grades did improve for light users, the grades of students who are heavy users of social media tend to suffer. One study shows that student users have an average GPA of 3. 06 while non-users have an average GPA of 3.82.

For every 93 minutes over the average 106 minutes spent on Facebook daily, college student's grades dropped. 12 points.

Another study showed that students who went online while studying scored 20% lower on tests.

Possible negative effects on college admission: 35% of admissions officers scan prospective students' social media and report discovering information that affects their admissions decision.

Social networking sites harm employees' productivity. 51% of users aged 25-34 checked social media at work.

Using social media can harm employment and prospects. Job recruiters check a prospective employee's social media accounts, and things like profanity, poor spelling or grammar, racism, sexism, poor health, references to alcohol or drugs, and sexual and religious content can all count against you.

Lack of Privacy:

People, especially the young, are often too open and public with personal information when online. Most don't read privacy policies and may be unaware that their information may be used by third parties, like advertisers, insurance companies, and the IRS. 21% of teens believe it is safe and harmless to post personal information, including photos.

Exposure to corporate and governmental intrusions. The US Justice Department intercepts thousands of pieces of information from email and social networking activity per year.
The IRS trains agents to scan social media for information that can help them resolve taxpayer cases.

Insurance companies use information gleaned from social media, as well. If you have "liked" a medical-related page or a post about a health condition, that information is sometimes used by insurance companies to determine eligibility and raise rates.

Online advertising policies are an invasion of privacy. If you "like" a brand, you\'re giving that company access to your personal information.

Users Vulnerable to Crime:

Social networking sites allow hate groups to recruit and distribute propaganda online.
Unauthorized sharing and copyright infringement threatens intellectual property and causes loss of income.

Security attacks such as hacking, identity theft, phishing scams, and viruses are common online. 68% of users share their real birth date, 63% share the name of their high school, 18% share their phone number, 12% share a pet's name: This information might be used in identity theft.

Criminals use social media to commit crimes. Robbers know when you're away from your home on vacation and stalkers get information about your whereabouts via social media.
Sexual predators find, stalk, and assault victims through social media.

Sexting (texting sexual content) can be a big problem. When teens post sexy photos or comments online, it can lead to criminal charges and child pornography. 88% of "private" sexual images posted to social media are stolen and publicly posted on porn sites without the subject's knowledge.

Security attacks such as hacking, identity theft, and viruses and exposure to phishing scams are common via social media.

Social Detriments:.

Cyber-bullying (the use of electronic communication to bully someone, usually by sending intimidating or threatening messages) is commonplace online, causes emotional trauma, and sometimes even leads to suicide. 49. 5% of students reported victimization by bullying online and 33. 7% admitted to online bullying. A 2012 study found that at least 800, 000 minors had been harassed on Facebook. Middle school children who experienced cyberbullying were almost twice as likely to try to kill themselves.

According to one report, 15% of adult users said that something that happened online caused a friendship to end. 12% of adult users said something that happened online caused a face-to-face argument, and for 3% of adults it turned into a physical confrontation.

Extensive online engagement is correlated with personality and brain disorders like poor social skills, ADHD, narcissistic tendencies, a need for instant gratification, and addictive behaviors and other emotional distress like depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Less time for face-to-face interaction with loved ones. 47% of 18-34-year-old users reported using social media or texting during meals. 10% of people younger than 25 reported checking their phones and social media during sex.

Children at higher risk for depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders and more prone to feeling isolated and disconnected (especially youth with disabilities).


Enables the spread of false rumors and unreliable information: 49. 1% of users have read false news on social media.

Encourages amateur medical advice and self-diagnosis of health problems, which can be dangerous and life-threatening.


Studies have shown that sites such as Facebook influence you, via advertisements, to spend more money.

Advertisers gain all kinds of personal information about you via your social media, information they use to persuade you to buy their product.

A Waste of Time:

When alerted to a new post or tweet, it takes about 20 to 25 minutes for the average user to return to their original task. 30% of the time it takes two hours for the user to return to their original task.

Naresh kahar said:   5 years ago
Group Discussion on Social Media can be approached from various angles.

Some facts about Social Media:

Currently, there are 600 million Whatsapp users, 639 million Qzone users, 200 million Viber users and 500 million Facebook users.

About 84% of teenagers in America are having Facebook Account.

The closing valuation of Snapchat amounts to $20 billion.

It has been observed from the research that every nine out of ten companies in the United States are implementing marketing practices through social media. Professionals consider LinkedIn more important than any other social media network.

It has been observed by the end of 2015 that Facebook conquered the users, but currently, Instagram is considered more important than Facebook or Twitter amongst the youth.

YouTube is highly preferred amongst the age group of 18-49 as compared to any cable network.

Pros of Social Media:

1. The sense of psychological satisfaction: It is achieved when the information relating to any individual, establishments, or products are shared with others.
2. Effective communication: Promotes interpersonal communication and group dynamics while eliminating the barriers to communication.
3. Facilitates business performance: Bridges the gap between the management of corporates and stakeholders along with promoting e-commerce.
4. Online social networks development: The user's profile gets connected with the profile of other individual or groups.

Cons of Social Media:

1. Security Issue: Information shared over social media may be confidential. It could be misused if gone to the wrong hands. The security systems are inappropriate when it comes to teenagers.
2. Lacking personal touch: Things are done over social media these days. It lacks personal touch due to which people rely less on activities are done through social media.
3. Accidental posts: If any post is made unintentionally or leaked in social media, such activity could probably cause unwanted threats, harassment, or trolling.
4. The tendency to endorse fake news: Sometimes the information or news that is not real is promoted to a great extent that people tend to rely on them.

Social media is the best platform where you can share reliable information with your friends and people at large. If used appropriately, it can help you in boosting your business and personal brand along with the relations with friends. However, we must know where to put the full stop.

We hope that this GD guide on Social Media will help you in understanding the pros and cons of using social media and facing group discussions effectively.

Kiyara said:   5 years ago
As per my opinion, social media is good as well as bad also we can share our views current news but some people used it for wasting the time also this is bad.

Ganay mote said:   5 years ago
Hi, friends.

One of the advantages is social media provides a global platform to express one view's and ideas without any reservations.

Chandu reddy said:   5 years ago
Hello every one.

I am very happy to here on discussing about this topic.

On using social media we have some advantages and disadvantages.

Advantage is we learn about a particular topic what we want and we have to gain a opinion about that topic As well as knowledge of that topic.

And disadvantage is youth and children cannot spend their valuable time with their family members and they didn't know value of the relationships they always be alone with their mobile being online and they cannot know what is going out side they always busy with their personals.

Thank you.

Yathy said:   5 years ago
Heyaa friends!

Myself Yathy,

In my opinion, social media is that tool which helped us to get modernise and make our tasks easy like shopping, searching for an information, and getting to know about our well-wishers who live in far-off places etc. Yeah so it helps us a lot but since everything in the world which has some advantages has a few disadvantage also and the biggest disvantage is misuse of social media by the youth as the devote much of their time in these skipping their studies which ultimately hampers their future so if this issue is settled then the conception about the social media by the researchers could change and they just can find out its merits only.

Thank you.

Cassidy said:   5 years ago
The impact of social media on youngsters have become a major point of discussion recently. There has been a concern on whether a parent should limit their children's access to the internet. I strongly believe that parent should guide their children and acknowledge them the drawback as well.

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