Social media has taken over the world like deadly virus. Social media was built to create opportunities for people to bridge communication gap and connect with people all over the world. But now it has become the reason for the communication gap. New research has shown it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated.
“Sesame Street” is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it’s tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online.
There is no doubt that social media is crucial for modern communication and socialization in this age of globalization. But at the same time, it has plunged a huge number of youngsters into addiction. In the past few years, resulting from a strong internet access, children are also using online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Such users are likely to fall into cyber offense like Virtual comparison, online bullying, online fraud, and scam which are considered as major causes of mental health problems among youngsters.
Generally, in today’s point of time we can see many people getting addicted toward social media. Therefore, social media has its own craze having some positive as well as negative aspects. But that doesn’t mean using social media is absolutely worthless or people who uses social media are addicted to it.
Communication has become easy with time; messages go from one country to another with a click, information can be read online and billions of people get connected every day. It is amazing how different questions are answered in no time and how internet has become an inevitable part of our life.
TIKAPUR, June 5: Kalpesh Kunwar of Tikapur has a black belt in karate. He also played football for the country's national team. While aspiring to be a good player, his life took a u-turn when he got addicted to drugs while still in grade 10. After the initial stage of addiction, he remained dependent on drugs for about ten years.
KATHMANDU, March 14: As most of the street children start using psychoactive substances at a tender age of eight or nine, they are likely to get addicted before reaching 15, which ultimately reduces their average life expectancy, argue experts working for the welfare of such children.
I am just eighteen years old and study in college. My parents have given me everything I have asked for but they have no idea that I am an alcoholic. It started when I got dumped by my ex-girlfriend. I didn’t cheat on her but she told me I was too clingy and had no future since I’ve low grades and have no motivation to work. It devastated me. It was only in recent times that I heard she’s got a new boyfriend who’s older than her. And that he has a job and has studied abroad. I started to drink since then and now it’s been a problem. How do I stop this bad habit?