Monday, 2 November 2015

Social media -Youth culture

Social media is a term used to describe the interaction between groups or individuals in which they produce, share, and sometimes exchange ideas over the internet and in virtual communities. The impact of social networks on young people is significant. Children are growing up surrounded by mobile devices and interactive social networking sites such as Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook, which has made the social media a vital aspect of their life. It have many facilities on same channel like as communicating ,texting, images sharing , audio and video sharing , fast publishing, linking with all over world, direct connecting. It is also cheapest fast access to the world so it is very important for all age of peopleSocial network is transforming the manner in which young people interact with their parents, peers, as well as how they make use of technology. Its use is increasing day by day with high rate in all over the world. Majority of youth is shifting speedily from electronic media like as television viewers and radio listeners to the social media among all age of group. It is estimated that there are 80 percent of teen Internet users

According to Merriam Webster  Youth is very important for future of any nation and country’s progress and development. Now a day Social media is essential for youth in the field of education to learn new trends in education, to improve writing and communicating skills, cultural promoting, religious and political information gathering and sharing links, better living style, growth and development of society (Merriam Encyclopedia, 2001).

The effects of social networking are twofold. On the positive side, and on the negative side, There are also a lot of benefits that come from social media and the internet for teenagers. Social media having various impacts on youth’s life in both ends some time impacts are in the favor of youth’s social life and sometimes theses impact are negative to its user

1.    Keep In Touch 

Social media or networking is a great tool for connecting people together. We can touch in touch with our family and friends by using social network and we can  sharing photos, messages, videos, is easier for you to keep in touch with people in another country through Internet.

Source Of Learning Education

Students  can go to Internet and learn or exchange knowledge. In internet we are provided by  lots of topic and sources that we can get there. Due to the “sharing” option, social networking sites gives people a chance to share informative articles, videos with each other. Moreover, it can help us reach out to their coaches, academic experts, and teachers easily and collaborate with their peers on school subjects.
Save Time And Money

We can stay at home and do some works and search some useful information without going to book store or going to college. We can get more certificates via online courses. Teenagers or youth improve knowledge just with network at their home. 



On the social networking sites, we tend to share our lives, both the ups and downs, with those people we think will care. They will listen to what you have posted and assist you in dealing with problems you are facing.

Build Relationships

There is no doubt to say that social network could lead to the formation of new relationships. Networking sites could help foster friendships and perhaps more besides.

 Encourage Community Participation
We can contribute our own opinions as well as thoughts on certain subjects and themes that interest them. By taking part in discussions, we will engage in positive self-expression.

Improve Self-Confidence

In fact, Facebook good comments and likes tend to be strongly positive. In those pick-me-up days, people can check their personal profiles and automatically get affirmation, self-confidence, self-esteem, and validation.  Youth can personalize their profile; thus, they might experience a sense of independence. Youth can able to share their own ideas, or interacts with other people, they also participate in groups that help them “fit in” as well as foster their identity.

II.  Effects Of Social Media – Top Negative Effects Of Social Networks


Increased Violence

Social media can increase risks of violence and sex abuse due to some sites. Teenagers or youth watch videos, read bad news will relate to negative action.
Increased Threats 

One of the negative effects of social medial is increased threats. As the result, be careful with everything you upload or download.

Increased Comparison 

Increases comparison belongs to common negative effects of social media on youth. Actually, you can find lots of information affecting to your life and work. So you will have comparison and that is a negative effect. This action will change your behavior and increase bad comparisons to other people.
Increased Alcohol Use 

A study reports that there is a close relationship between drug or alcohol use, social media, and teenagers. 70% of teenagers use tobacco, alcohol. Sitting in front of computer and they tend to use more alcohol and tobacco. 
Make Us Unhappy 

Social media reduce our moods and it can make us unhappy. Online relations will not last as we  have a true relationship with friend in true life.

Overwork For Brain 

There is a trend to almost of the users when they use social media – overwork for our brain. If you use Internet in almost of free time, you will increase tasks for your brain and cause tiredness. Our brain cannot have enough capacity to control and manage all the tasks.

A Fall Sense Of Connection

Though social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter boost the connections among people, they still bring a fall sense of connection to some of them. Social media sites fails to distinguish the meaningful relationships they foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed via social media. 

Reduced Productivity
Today, a lot of sites also provide a huge distraction to students who might show more interest in what their friends are posting than their tasks. As a result, they will be less productive than normal. 

Affect Self-Esteem

Comments and likes on Facebook can boost our self-esteem, but in some cases, it also affects negatively our self-esteem, too. People often look at others’ social networking sites, admire their clothes, lifestyles, or even relationships. Sometimes, they wish their own lives were as great as others. This problem is not taken into consideration and people will end up feeling miserable which could at times, lead to low self-esteem, and depression.


Cyber-bullying has become a main issue for teenagers in recent years. The online attacks could leave deep emotional scars, victims might be driven to suicide. The anonymity afforded online could bring out dark impulses which may otherwise be suppressed. Cyber-bullying is popular among youth in recent days.
Spend More Money

It is said that heavy social media use may be correlated to lower self-control that marketing experts commonly believe will lead to higher spending. Ultimately, how people counteract this is by increasing their self-awareness.

One of the main disadvantages of social networking is the distraction in daily life. The majority of people could not go an hour without checking for updates and this could cause us to get distracted from what is actually important in life. Therefore, instead of concentrating in work, family, and school, people tend to spend the majority of their time on looking for the status updates, photographs, or headlines. 

Alter The Appetite

Negative effects of social media on the human life.  In reality, one research suggested that even looking at food images after your meal could trigger hunger.

People will spend increasing amounts of time on social networks, they experience less face-to-face interaction. Social isolation can impair brain hormones, which is similar reason socially isolated people experience tremendous levels of stress, anxiety aggression, and other emotional issues.