IS SOCIAL MEDIA CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

This is simply an opinion blog on how social media has affected our mental well being.

Nov 5, 2023 - 16:53
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The impact of social media on our mental being is a subject of ongoing debate. Are these platforms doing more harm that good??

Firstly, the positive aspects of social media cannot be denied.It has the power to connect people across the globe, fostering communities and enabling instant communication.In times of crisis,it can be a source of support and information.It can also serve as a platform for awareness and social change, giving a voice to marginalized communities.

On the other side, the harmful effects on mental health are increasing day to day as social media often present a version of reality, comparison and envy.The endless persuit of validation through likes and comments can lead to anxiety and low self esteem. Cyber bullying is a harsh reality,with anonymity providing a breeding ground for harassment.Moreover, the addictive nature of these platforms can lead to decreased productivity and excessive screen time.

So, are social medias doing more harm than good??It is a complex issue. The key lies in responsible usage.Recognizing the impact on mental health and take steps to control it is essential.Social media platforms themselves must prioritize user well being by addressing issues like cyberbullying and misinformation.Society in general should promote digital literacy and balance.

In conclusion, social media is a two edged sword.They can bring people closer and drive positive change,but they can also erode mental well being if used carelessly.Its up to individuals and as a society to harness the benefits of social media while migitating the harms,thereby striking a healthier balance batween the virtual and the real.

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