Kids using Social Media

Nowadays, all kids are stuck to their mobile phones, tablets, iPads, all day.

So what is to happen to them?

It because of this whole exposure to radiation? Or the pressure of social media? So, what are the impact of Social Media on Kids of the 21st Century?

Technology is a tremendous enabler in our lives. How many things have become easy, and our lives have become so enhanced because technology facilitates so many things in our lives.

Well, what you're actually complaining of isn't technology, you're complaining of human compulsiveness. If they start eating, they don’t know when to stop eating. If they begin drinking, they don’t know when to prevent drinking. So whatever they begin doing, they become compulsively addicted thereto. So right now, the thrill is about the gadgets, for this generation.

So, technology is not to be blamed, we’ve not addressed human compulsive nature. Human compulsiveness can only be addressed with consciousness, a more conscious way of existing. To become conscious, there are many tools.

We have not propagated this large-scale in our society. It has to become a part of our existence. At a very early age, children should learn to live consciously. Once they are conscious, they know when to use what, and how much to use. It’s an individual choice.

About radiation, I want you to understand, most probably it is like, you know we initially used to think only those who are smoking are going to get affected but then we realized passive smokers may be more affected than the smoker himself or herself. So similarly, somebody else could also be using technology around you, there's Wi-Fi in your house, people are using telephones all around you, so you can't escape that radiation.

Yes, it has some consequences, but at the same time, the amount of life that it facilitates, we are willing to make a trade-off with it, to some extent. But to what extent you wish to use technology, It must be your personal choice.

Coming to social media, social media is far easier to handle than a live society. When live society was there – your friends, your family, your mother-in-law, your husband, wife, this, that, everything – once they hold close you, you cannot switch them off.

Social media, if you don’t like it, you can turn off your phone. So I think, this mode of interaction gives you far more freedom than the traditional way of interacting with society because if you went about the town making a lot of friends, you got entangled in so many ways.

Today you are making friends only by sending messages. When you don’t want, you can keep your phone off, and it’s a done thing!

So, these are all wonderful conveniences that have to inherit our life. But many of us are making this also into an excellent problem and a disease, an illness in their lives.

Recently, you must have heard in Andhra Pradesh, a few months ago, a television anchor, a young woman, of some 34 years of age, jumped off the fifth-floor balcony and she killed herself. She left a note indicating that, “Nobody is liable for my death, but my brain is my enemy.”


So the greatest things that are given to you can become your enemy if you don’t learn how to use it responsibly. This goes for everything, not just for gadgets in your hand. This goes for your car, this goes for your food, this goes for your…everything that you're using in your life, including your brain. If you don’t realize how to use it, if it becomes a compulsive process, then it can take you as well as your kid's live.

(Content Credited to Sadhguru)