Impact of Entertainment Applications on Our Youth

Technology has enabled people to stay connected with others, irrespective of the distance. The communication barriers between people have been removed to a greater extent with the introduction of various innovations including smartphones and social media. The revolution accomplished by technology is phenomenal. It has literally breathed life into the word ‘convenience’ by enabling it to seep into our lives through various inventions. This can be seen through the various platforms that the technology has provided to people so that they are better able to connect and stay in touch. Impact of Entertainment Applications is different on different people. it depends on how they perceive it.

The communication barriers between people have been removed to a greater extent with the introduction of various innovations including smartphones and social media

As the wings of technology are spreading in Pakistan, the country seems to go through a revolution as well. This technological revolution has unlocked the world of social media to the larger Pakistani market. With the ever-rising technology, mobile, computers and tablets are easily available to the Youth. The Internet has made it easier for youth to reach entertainment applications which are not the only source of information for them but have also become an addiction.

The concerns over Impact of entertainment applications on youth are not new and many types of research have also been conducted that establish the effects of social media on our youth

The concerns over Impact of entertainment applications on youth are not new and many researches have also been conducted that establish the effects of social media on our youth. There are many entertainment applications widely used by people all over the world. Some of these applications are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Games, etc. Attention has thus been shifted from real to the virtual world and from visible to invisible friends.

Attention has been shifted from real to the virtual world and from visible to invisible friends

Definitely, entertainment applications have both negative and positive impacts on our youth. When it comes to positive impacts, Today’s youth is better-informed than before as they are aware of the events happening around the globe due to the social media sites that help them stay connected with their friends. Such entertainment applications also bridge the gaps between people and keep them connected.

Today’s youth is better-informed than before as they are aware of the events happening around the globe due to the social media sites that help them stay connected with their friends

Many people make pages and groups on social media regarding studies or any other thing, through which they can easily interact. Every so often such groups also lead to employment opportunities for unemployed youth. However, there are also hosts of online dangers that kids can get involved with if they are careless — not to mention the number of embarrassing decisions teens tend to make online that they regret later in life.

Definitely, entertainment applications have both negative and positive impacts on our youth. When it comes to positive impacts, Today’s youth is better-informed than before as they are aware of the events happening around the globe due to the social media sites that help them stay connected with their friends. Such entertainment applications also bridge the gaps between people and keep them connected.

Today’s youth is better-informed than before as they are aware of the events happening around the globe due to the social media sites that help them stay connected with their friends

Many people make pages and groups on social media regarding studies or any other thing, through which they can easily interact. Every so often such groups also lead to employment opportunities for unemployed youth. However, there are also hosts of online dangers that kids can get involved with if they are careless — not to mention the number of embarrassing decisions teens tend to make online that they regret later in life.

Using too many social media sites also leads to misspelling and misuse of words and tenses through the use of short forms and abbreviations. Due to this, the youth gets poor grades in languages. Sometimes such applications expose teens to sexuality and pornography which results in unacceptable behaviour.

Sometimes such applications also lead to spread of misinformation and shaming people on the basis of their views, religion or different political party affiliation. This, in turn, leads to fights and enmity between the concerned parties.

There are many entertainment applications trending but ticktok , Musically and Dubsmash are new kinds of apps that are getting popular these days

There are many entertainment applications trending but ticktok , Musically and Dubsmash are new kind of apps that are getting popular these days. These applications allow people to make their voice-over videos and expose them to “caustic comments and other potential abuse.”

Teenagers who probably are not well-aware of the social media menace and social set-up sometimes post videos and pictures that are obscene and unacceptable and later on get into serious trouble like blackmailing or cyber-bulling

There are also some media reports about users getting disturbing comments, such as asked for private contact information or provocative images. Above all, these applications are impairing the moral values of our young generation. Teenagers who probably are not well-aware of the social media menace and social set-up sometimes post videos and pictures that are obscene and unacceptable and later on get in to serious trouble like blackmailing or cyber-bulling.

Besides, such apps have no beneficial impact on youth as they are used just for fun. They only waste time, and that’s it. So one should refrain from over using such apps as time is money and they do not lead to any positive thing. These apps have raised concerns among parents regarding their kids and their time. According to some researches, these apps acquire your personal data, location, contacts and your messages as well. Another troubling thing about these apps is that they have two privacy setting, either private or completely public. There is no middle ground like other social media platforms that allow you to share only with your friends.

Many concerned parents are using a number of ways to monitor their children’s activities on social media. There are many child protection applications now available on the app stores. But instead of spying on kids its far better to educate them in a friendly manner about the drawbacks of such applications. It will not only give them confidence but will also result in a stronger parent-child bond.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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