Is social media bad or good?

Is social media bad or good?

Randy deleon

Is social media bad or good?

Ever since social media was created, many have questioned if it’s a bad or good thing. Many argue that social media is the most toxic place than any other thing and has negative effects on one’s being. But others say that social media is a good place to communicate, and it spreads positivity to share all around the world.

Since social media was created there have been billions of users on several apps, but how many were affected by the negative and toxic things of the internet and how many viewed it as a good thing for them. Many people using social media can face cyberbullying which affects one’s mental health by the negative things said to them which can also cause symptoms like depression and anxiety. Social media also lets many users post inappropriate content which can expose bad things to young children and there won’t be anything to stop it. This can also become an addiction which can also lead to grades dropping and being distracted during class.

There are also many advantages to the use of social media that many people don’t see. Social media can help reach large audiences and can also spread important information quickly without having a problem of it being spread slowly. It can also be used to organize events or create awareness of causes that are important. Social media is also a good way to communicate with one another and can also create opportunities for jobs and even meet new people. It’s also a great way to find new things or hobbies and can also promote body positivity.

Social media is a great place for many people but for others, it’s not so great. According to, a 2018 common sense media report found that 81 percent of teens use social media, and more than a third report using social media sites multiple times an hour. These statistics have grown over the years and likely will continue to grow since accessing social media isn’t that difficult. Also, according to, 13 percent of teens have been cyberbullied at least once and nearly two thirds of teens have come across homophobic and racist, sexist, or religious based hate content on social media. According to help decreasing social media to just 30 minutes can result significant reduction in levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, sleep problems, and FOMO.

Although there is much negativity, it can also be used for good and to spread kindness and awareness on important issues in the world. Social media can be used to communicate with others and stay in touch without seeing them in person. This can also help people find or seek emotional support which now days you can find anywhere on social media or other platforms. Discover valuable information about a certain topic and learn more about it. You can also express yourself on your platform without anyone stopping you or telling you what you can and can’t post. Social media also allows you to join or support causes or campaigns that are going on to spread awareness to others. It also allows you to find new friendships and form new bonds with new people.

So, as you can see, social media can be a great way to learn, discover, meet new people, or just to express yourself but there can also be negative things about it that can cause many people to dislike social media and shows that it can affect people in negative ways. Social media can be good but will always come with negative things and hurtful stuff.