The online platforms have great accessibility features. Even, during the global lock-down due to Covid-19, the students were able to continue with their studies and companies were able to carry on with their work just because of the power of the online platforms.
Social media refers to the applications that enable to interconnect people across the World. Via different social media channels, people can chat, make calls, and even can see a person through a video call who is miles away. The primary purpose of social media is to communicate and build relationships. According to Google, the three main purposes of social media is to – Inform, Persuade and Build relationships.
In the recent past, social media has grown up to a large extent. Every family is active on at least one social media channel. The usage of social media has both negative and positive applications. As we can see, in the tough times of the Covid-19 pandemic, social media has played a pivotal role in spreading the information from one place to another where people were able to make themselves updated on the events happening around the globe. Through social media, we get access to see our loved ones without visiting them personally.
Even though social media seems to connect people and keep them up to date, it also leads to several mental issues. Most parents hold social media responsible for decadence in the youth. They say that social media has affected their children with laziness, anxiety, depression, social trauma, and lack of sleep. And, these are the root of their child’s inability to perform well in school and other social acts. According to a survey, during the lockdown period, pornographic contents were the most viewed and is being spread on some of the social media platforms. The report also claimed that the under 18 teens have indulged in sexual acts, without the proper understandings.
In conclusion, parents should have monitored their children on the correct usage of social media. The academic curriculum should also include a thorough study of social media, to aware the students of the utility of social media, in their benefit.