When you believe that social networking can be both fun and entertainment media, it is difficult to gulp the fact that there could be logical reasons why social networking proves to be harmful to the society in many ways. The way teenagers have turned these media platforms into mini social control rooms proves the disadvantages of social networking.
1. Lacks Emotional Connection
The quality of a communication using social media is awful because you cannot really depict emotion or enthusiasm from a person and we doubt if they actually mean what they say on the social media platforms.
2. Face-to-Face Connections are Endangered
Many people use social networking as their only means of communication. Wishing birthdays on facebook walls and on whatsapp instead personally or over the phone decreases personal face to face communication skills.
3. Facilitates Laziness
The new socially active era leads to laziness because instead of greeting your friends you can sit at home and message them to know whether they are doing well.
4. Cyber Bullying Against Children
A person can become victim of social networking bullying. Internet is the perfect venue for act of bullying which is happening a lot these days. It can make a person scared from moving on freely if they encountered a bad experience through social media.
5. Risks of Fraud or Identity Theft
Whether you like it or not, the information you post on the Internet is available to almost anyone who is clever enough to access it. Most thieves need just a few vital pieces of personal information to make your life a nightmare and if they successfully steal your identity, it could cost you dearly.
6. Reduces Family Closeness
Texting on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Gmail and other kinds of networking media alienate us from our families and relatives more than anything.
7. The Anonymity on the Internet
Our privacy is in big jeopardy because of social media and can cause serious trouble when your dignity and pride as a person gets affected by internet.
8. Time Waster
Facebook users spend approximately three hours per day on the site, while social networkers spend three times more on those platforms as they do on other on other media. These social networks distracts and we end up doing nothing but waste our time, when we could have utilized the amount of time to meet our loved ones.
9. Corporate Invasion of Privacy
Social networking invites multi national corporations and other websites to invade your privacy and sell your personal information, which might cause you in serious trouble.
Don’t you think that social networking platforms have eaten up 80% of your life? How interesting your life would have been if there were limited use of social networks?
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