In 21stcentury, Social media is most recent form of media and having manycharacteristics and features. It has many facilities like communicating,texting, fast publishing, audio sharing, video sharing, images, linkingall-over the world, direct connecting etc.
, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype,Gaming sites, and virtual worlds such as Second life, club penguin and theSims, video sites such as You tube, and blogs etc., Such sites affect today’syouth for entertainment and communication, and have grown in recent modernyears. Its increasing day by day with high rate in all over the world. Majorityof peoples is shifting fastly from electronic media like as radio listeners andtelevision viewers to the social media among all age of group. Youth rate isvery much to shifting into social media so its impact much on youth. The mainaim or interest of this research is to know the immense level of awarenessamong youth exposed to social media sites, usage of specific social networkingsites, findings how positively and negatively are the kids, adolescents andfamilies affected by the usage of this sites efficiently ,to understand advantagesand disadvantages of social media known by the youth, and to the study theimpact of social media sites on the personal and professional life of theyouth.
(Khurana, December 3, 2015)Impactof Social Media on Youth: Social Media havingvarious impacts on youth’s life in both ends some times the favour of youth’slife and sometimes these impact on negative aspects. The impacts upon kids,adults and adolescents are growing up in an age where media is not aboutbroadcast content from the Television, internet, but is about interactivity,multi-tasking. Youth is highly involved in Internet. (Anthony, 2014). “The researcher discussthat 67 percent Social media users very common and well known social mediaportal comprised of the youth and students so this compliment the fact theyouth more focus and relation such a media the drawbacks use of social mediaoccur when students involves themselves in unethical activities on sharing ofuseless information ,social media portal, and posting such as personal images ,pictureson social media and they don’t worry sharing this stuff on publicly that areinjurious national dignity and foreign relationship of country”. (Bury, March 5,2013).
Objectives of the Study:· The immense level of awareness among youthexposed to social media sites, usage of social networking sites.· To analysis the advantages and disadvantages ofsocial media usage by the youth.· The study on impact of social media sites onthe personal and professional life of the youth.Pros and Cons on Impact ofSocial Media: The pros and cons ofsocial media are they become more information about current affairs, help todevelop social skills, Inspire them, help develop reading and writing boosts self esteem, up to date technology,useful for education and research, helpful for job searching and cons areyouths exposed to cyberbullying and online Harassment, destroys social skills, makingeverything commercial, Spending too much time, sleepless, Sexting Mentaldepression and stress, Obesity, Isolation of kids with disabilities. etc. (Austin, June 23, 2016).Nowadaysyouth spending two many hours on media they really need face to faceinteraction. Tipsfor Parents: Sit down as a family anddiscuss the good and bad of social media.
Encourage your kids to express theirfeelings, sharing’s about various programs. Try to limit using social media.Help your teen differentiate between fantasy and reality. (Clarke-Pearson, April,2011).
It is important that parents evaluate thesites on which their child want to participate to be sure that the site isappropriate for that child’s age. For sites without age restrictions, however,there is room for negotiation, and parents should explain the situation andhave conversation with their preadolescents and adolescents. (Anderson, April 23,2016)Conclusion: In Twenty first Centurythe role of impact of social media among youth is expanding tremendously.Although few of the consequences are positive outcomes and has its drawbacks aswell. As it has relived at the end of your choice to either use social media inpositive way and benefit from it in academic life or fall as victim of socialmedia’s negative impacts.
The drive on social media can implement on youth isexceptional. In conclusion, Social media has made great impact on today’sYouth. Parents need to be assured that they kid, adults and adolescents notturned to be depressed, obsessed etc., and that the relationship between themis strong and friendly.