Negative Effects Of Social Media Use


Social networking through multiple social media platforms is working to provide people comfort and make them connected to the world. Social selling also happens to be one of the most powerful ways to build your brand and market your company. I'm obviously a huge fan of social media in general, but with ethical and privacy issues coming to a head this past year you can't turn a blind eye to some of the downsides.

Social media has created hype on a global scale. People are so involved in it that they are using it for every purpose whether it is related to education, business or to get in touch with the friends. It has all the qualities in it that fulfill the needs of human beings. It also has some disadvantages, which are not good for the human beings. 


There are many hackers available on the social networking sites, who humiliate common people as well as the celebrities. Recently a Pakistani UK wrestler and his wife’s twitter accounts were both hacked and that hacker spread the rumors about their personal life. 

Health Issues 

When a person uses a social network, then he has no idea about the time that how much time he has wasted, this creates mental and physical problems in the human body, and is also one of the most popular causes of obesity among the youngsters. In the past children were fond of playing outdoor activities and games, but now their whole concentration is towards the computer games that are harmful to the growth of the child’s body. Loss of money in companies The productivity of many companies has decreased due to the excessive use of social media during the office time, and now many companies have banned social networking sites during the office timings. 

Connecting With Strangers 

Social media is specifically for the teenagers, who get so much involved with the strangers, and they make them their friends and develop relationships with them. These online relations are temporary and always become the cause of the destruction for many young boys and girls. Strangers are usually using them by their so-called friendship for their mean. It, on the other hand, results very negatively; sometimes these strangers threaten or harass them, which become the cause of suicidal deaths among teenagers. 

Reduced Privacy

On the internet, people share their personal home address, numbers, location and the most important thing is the photos of their recent events. This information gets public, and some hackers use this information for evil purposes. 

Cyber Bullying 

You can make fun of any one including the politician. There are many people, who are posting their views, editing the photos of many celebrities and making jokes about them. Cyber bullying is a type of a crime in which you can hurt feelings of others. 

Reduces Real Life Appreciation 

Due to the social media, things have changed, the world is shrinking day by day, but the natural interaction with the friends, families, and relative have vanished from our lives. These social sites attract people because they can communicate with anyone, and it has created the bridge between the families and friends that did not exist before the intervention of social networking. 

Minimized Motivation

The use of social sites distracts students, and they only have the interest to use these sites for the whole day and enjoy there with their friends. In the past students were motivated by the environment and people in their surroundings. Now the social sites have played a great role in the decrease in the academic performance of many students.

Social media is an exceptional option for building your brand, marketing to prospective customers, and staying connected to the world. Try and maximize the benefits and minimize the downside of social media for yourself, your employees, and even your customers. 

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