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The positive side of social media

by | Published: | Updated: 01/04/2018


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Parents are always worried about the negative effect of social media on their children. The growing regularity of cyber bullying, and media coverage of severe responses from victims, has brought a lot of attention.  However, there is evidence to suggest that social media use can be advantageous for students and may promote learning, health and strengthen relationships.

 

Now days, it has become very easy to get knowledge from renowned experts and professionals through the social media. You can easily follow anyone to boost your knowledge. Regardless of your educational background, you can learn various skills without paying for them.

 

Here are some benefits what social media has brought for us:

 

Enhance Connectivity

It is an effortless way to connect with the like-minded people. You are just a single click away from an incredible number of such people. Regardless of location and religion, social networks are helpful in reviving and preserving relationships with other people.

 

 

Boost Learning 

There might be a lot of superficial content floating around on social media but there is plenty of worthwhile information too. The nature of ‘trending’ topics exposes children to issues of the day and within seconds, they can be in the know on the latest political shift or social injustice. 

Following news outlets allows students to pick and choose the stories they want to investigate, rather than buying a newspaper and skipping past much of the content. Accompanying video footage makes news stories more engaging for an audience who have been bred on technology.

 

Skills to become more confident and independent

Engaging on social networking sites can be a new adventure for young people. It is like exploring a new place where different skills are needed. Young people learn to mold their character to be more confident and independent in order to be heard or have a positive online presence. This eventually transfers to their daily lives.

 

Solidifies friendships

It has never been easier to make friends than it is right now. And that’s mainly thanks to social networking sites. Just a few decades ago it was pretty tough to connect with people, unless you were the overly outgoing type able to make conversation with anyone at a party.

The rise of mobile phones helped change this, connecting people in a new way, but then social networks sprang up and the whole idea of friendship changed again. And there’s no going back.

 

As with most things in life, there are positive and negative sides to social networking. Having explored the good side, it is important to consider the flip side in order to avoid any sort of complications. It is essential for you to verify sources and truth, rather than taking everything you see as fact.

Also read: Develop your study skills to work smarter, not harder 

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