The definition of social media is “Relationships that exist between networks of people”. In the last few years, the online world has changed completely. It has made the world as a global village. Through social media one can communicate with others without any hindrance. As technology is increasing the demand for these kinds of things is also increasing. In the earlier time, there were no such kinds of things. People contact with other through letters etc. with the passage of time landline telephone connections started and people contact with their beloved once. As it was not possible for everyone to contact with each other directly. To meet the need of the people scientists discover mobile phone through with social media increase. However, to give benefits to the people more modern technologies invented through that people can share their documents as early as possible. In the same way, scientists also invented some devices through that people can see the videos of the people and also talk to them easily. Now a day people share the latest news to the others in seconds instead of waiting for newspapers on the other day. It less expensive than that of other sources of information and proved to be a blessing for the people. With the passage of time, the latest social media is increasing. Social media is not only used today with contact each other but also become a source communication in all over the world. Now the educational system is run today on media. Similarly, election campaigns are running through social media. Here it would not be wrong to say that social media has played an effective role in the campaign of the election in Pakistan. The results of the polling station were delivered to the Election Commission of Pakistan through social media like WhatsApp. Here it would also not be wrong to say that life is totally dependent on social media. Social media is playing an effective role to improve the living standard of the people. Many people are thankful for social media as they share their feelings, thoughts, ideas etc. It is true that the young generation is completely attracted to social media like facebook, WhatsApp and twitter etc. Social media nowadays playing a vital role in setting new trends, similarly, these trends are impacting on the mind of people on regular basis. This is true that social media in providing information but there are some incidences which can prove social media playing a negative role somehow. The main trend is the trend of videos and images which are posted on social media without an authentic source. The technology is running so fast that we cannot recognize what is true and what is false. As there are also some demerits of social media. Many cases in the world are proved false on social media. As social media is used for the positive way in the same way it is used for falsehood. Here if we take an example of editing pictures and videos it would not be wrong to say that it is used for falsehood things. It has completely destroyed the life of honorable families in the world. Many cases were registered against those who have used the platform of social media for false propaganda. The main effect of social media is on the lives of the girls who are in schools, colleges, and universities. People edit the pictures of the students for blackmailing purpose. As a result, some of the girl students have to compromise on their self-respect while others hanged herself. Similarly, social media is used against people to take benefits from them. Social media has become a part of everyone life but the misuse of it is increasing day by day.
Social media is popular in every scenario nowadays. The students of the university are indulging in the usage of social media. As there are some thoughts that usage of social media is very helpful for students to share information regarding to their education so it is true that social media is not affecting their grades but somehow some negative impacts are also available which distract the mind and in the sense of entertainment the students like to share them but it is true that this way of sharing videos and images is unethical because the students are in learning scenario so they should be aware of what is right and what is wrong.
How to stop the misuse of social media?
it is the responsibility of governments to take strict action against such kind of people who misuse it for their own benefits. Governments must give them exemplary punishment so that the misuse of social media would be eradicated. Similarly, educational institutions include such kind of topics to eradicate unethical use of social media. In the same way, the seminar must be conducted on the country level as well as worldwide to eliminate it. It is not only the responsibility of the governments but also the responsibility of the parents and the guardian to give lectures to their children on the use of social media. So that it would be used for the useful purpose.
So, therefore there is a complete debate on it that what social media is sharing nowadays as many photoshop images and edited videos are present especially on Facebook and WhatsApp which distract the society. So it is our responsibility to look against these unauthentic posting and share others to look after it.