Social Media

The discussion around social media today was insightful. I am not a huge social media fan. I like my privacy. The only platforms I use are WhatsApp and that is to keep in touch with family and Linkedin which provides information regarding my career history and career interests. I don’t think I depend on social media that much because when I want to see someone or speak to them I call them or decide to have a coffee with them etc.…I guess I am old school.

On the other hand, I do have some concerns with regards to social media and the negative effects it can have on the youth of today. Among the major effects of social media, cyber bullying is an evil that has become such a typical toady. Victims of prolonged cyber-bullying often end up with psycho-social problems like depression, isolation, loneliness, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and some even become suicidal.

I hope that these issues are taken seriously among our youth of today and that there are plans in place to help them overcome these issues