Social media is used by many people all over the world as social media is especially very popular among the young. There are many people who cannot control themselves are addicted to social media. Addiction to social media has many effects like poor in the study, living away from reality, and bad health. For a person to be a member of any social media, he or she has to share and chat with other users of the social media platform. Some of the common and widely used platforms are Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat many among others
An evaluation from a number of studies done by various scientists shows that social isolation can cause a number of effects such as physical, emotional, mental, and psychological issues in these youths. This can, in turn, lead to depression, anxiety, and many other problems.
Spending long hours chatting on social media sites also decreases productivity amongst the youths. This, in turn, causes the youths not to be self-dependent and instead depend on their parents and families for upkeep. The long hours wasted online on social media can be channeled to productive activities that can enable one earn a living or even acquire education for instance through online tutorials and make good use of online research materials.
Conclusion: social networking has been proved to have both positive and negative effects on our youths. Parents should guide and advise their children on current matters like the usage of social media and warn them of its negative impacts to them when misused or overused and they need to be careful in their social media usage.