I know all of us are guilty of it. I have problems with it just writing the outline. Social Networking can be very beneficial to us, but it is very harmful. By the end of my speech, I want the audience to know that there are many negatives to social networking. I am speaking on this topic, because social networking has many negative aspects. With it being so popular, people need to be aware of these dangers. Main Values: First value is Safety. Second value is Real life social skills. Now, lets just take some precautions and look at the safety hazards.
Safety. Safety is not being exposed to the risk or harm of danger. Social networking is not safe, because there is a lot of information on the internet that can travel fast. People share private information that can get into the hands of the wrong people. Online Scams or computer hacks can cause information to be stolen and your identity to be taken. People shouldnt post personal information on social media sites. Always put a password on your accounts and put the private mode on your sites. This wont completely protect it, but it helps. The misguided belief is that even though you have a password or security setting that your social media is safe. People post personal information on their sites like phone numbers, an address, or a class schedule. This should be avoided because you dont know who is looking at it.
Social Skills. Communication skills are used when talking to a person. You learn to be hospitable generous, patient, and kind hearted when talking to people face to face. You learn skills you need to use for the rest of your life. Social networking prevents people from face to face communication. Communicating with virtual friends can lead to people not having the time to socialize with real people. Social media isnt the right kind of social. Being on social media doesnt mean that you are being social in the right way. According to interview with Dr. John Cacioppo, who is a professor in neuroscience at the University of Chicago, tells that You can end up online so much that you end up sacrificing face-to-face contact. Having 4000 friends on Facebook might make you feel that you have lots of friends, but you have no face-to-face contact.
In that case, loneliness increases. It is not possible to make real relationship if people do not meet face to face. Being on too much social media causes depression and anxiety which actually makes you seem less outgoing. If you spend less time on social media, you can start improving real person relationships. Health conditions. Social media is responsible for revolutionizing traditional communication. However, research has shown that social networking sites can be very addictive. People who use social networking sites for their daily communication are hooked to a point that they neglect health responsibilities, especially their diet.
The addictive nature of social media leads to eating disorders, obesity, heart problems, sleep disorders, and other pertinent health issues. Additionally, constant exposure to the internet because of social networking addiction prevents a child or teen from engaging in physical activities and socialization. They become so dependent on it that they start to think making contact with other people outside the social network is not necessary. As such, they become socially and physically stagnant.
In conclusion, Social media isnt always what we think it is. There are risks and downfalls to it. Cutting back on social networking is a sustainable thing because it has become, such a large part of our society. We want this world to be as comfortable as possible. You can do that by being safe, creating relationships, and continuing to grow as a person. We dont have to stop social networking, we just need to be more aware about how safe we are being about it and how much we use it.