Today a ten year old boy has a blackberry or i-phone and has a account in the social networking sites such as facebook, etc…….When I was ten year old I felt cool with my new color pencils and video games.
The change has occurred rapidly and very drastically .Before anybody can judge its advantages and disadvantages one must know that after food ,water and shelter, social networking sites like facebook, twitter have became the forth basic need of man especially teenagers.
The difference today is that because most people have a presence online, modern communication technologies - social networking sites, texting, instant messaging and so on - are used predominantly to enrich existing friendships, not to seek connections with strangers. That does happen, of course, and can have its own benefits - especially for the socially awkward. Online communication lacks the usual social cues - body language, tone of voice, facial expressions - that we use to gauge the emotional responses of those we speak to. This is partly why adolescents are more open online but the absence of social cues also enables cruelty and degrees of rudeness that are less prevalent in face-to-face communication
The suspicion - and fear - was that young people were becoming addicted to a dark, dangerous online life and their real-world relationships with friends and family would wither and die.
As social networking sites become more popular by the day, the rise of negative social effects within our society also greaten. We will also see our strong relationships diluted to a more superficial and ‘convenient’ type of relationship. Social networking sites have had a huge negative impact on our mental and social health and will continue to do so into the future. It is also now evident that social networking sites facilitate all these problems, and without them they would cease to exist. Therefore it is undeniably true that Facebook, Twitter and the like to do in fact causes more harm than good.
(F.Y. D. Pharm.)