Effect of Social Media on Youth
There are miscellaneous platforms provided by the social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Whatsapp, Tinder and many more. The extensive use of Social Networking Sites has been on the rise. Teenagers are today’s most profuse users of social networking sites and it has become an indispensible part of their life. This new age social networking culture has been well accepted and has it also met an enthusiastic response and acceptance by all age groups and genders. The youth is frenzy when it comes to socializing online. With the rising popularity and this mandatory habit spreading around the globe, there have also been rising mixed feelings about these networks and the impact it is leaving on the youth. Subsequently, questions and controversies have emerged about the effects SNS have on adolescent development due to how embedded their lives are in social media.
Even the corporate world has jumped into the bandwagon of online sites by being vigorously active online, positing the new updates and answering queries.
This study aims to highlight both the risks and benefits to teenager’s social and emotional development when it comes to the use of Social Networking Sites.
Keywords - Social Networking Site, Social Media, Life, Youth, Communication