There are fewpeople in civilized countries who now do not have at least one account in anysocial network. Such coverage of the audience suggests that the impact of theInternet as a whole and individual resources in particular on a person is verylarge. In this you can see both the positive and negative sides.Positive sides of social networks is that it can give us unlimitedopportunities for self-development: here we can watch any movie that interestsus, listen to music, read scientific articles, books, aphorisms of famousthinkers of all time, download audiobooks in a car.
We can use social networksto learn foreign languages, do useful things. On the Internet, you can find ahuge number of educational videos. In addition, social networks provide us withirreplaceable assistance in teaching. First, they serve as a globalcommunication channel – we can exchange summaries, abstracts and presentationswith classmates.
Secondly, you can join a community dedicated to a particularsubject and thoroughly study the history of any countries in the goal ofcognizing the world.Negative sides ofthis is that we spend too much time onmeaningless pastime in social networks. The citizens of Kazakhstan today are onthis indicator in second place in the world. Our children set their homepage onthe Internet at an average age of 10 years.
30% of them are sure that parents wouldbe unhappy if they knew what they are doing there. To put it mildly, thestatistics are disappointing. There is some statistics about social media’s effectson people.
– Today social networks arebecoming a means of marketing, they are more suited to the needs of advertisersand PR people than directly to users; Very few social networks are used fortheir intended purpose; they often turn into a huge dump of verbal garbage;- social networks can not replaceor be media, because in them there is no certainty, an objective reflection ofreality. Negative sides ofsocial media increases year by year. It can be connected with globalization which takes place in our country.It can not stop or change by itself. Social networks are filled with thousands of gigabytesof primitive messages, spam, information debris.
All this technical power couldbring much more benefits to society, be the current young users in educationand social responsibility. Therefore, the present task, in our opinion, is toactively develop these qualities among the population, revive its enthusiasmand desire to participate in the collective management of social processesthrough information activities, and in the self-management of one’s own life.