Impact of Social Media on Indian Youth with Special Reference to Covid-19
Jaswinder Singh

Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Designation, Asst. Prof. Department- Computer Science Name of the Institute Govt. College Hoshiarpur, Punjab India.

Manuscript received on June 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 10, 2020. | PP: 493-496 | Volume-9 Issue-9, July 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.I7627079920 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I7627.079920
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Abstract: Internet has created a single world culture today. Internet is the ocean of knowledge. Social media is a popular platform for the masses to transform the information, share their ideas, thoughts, opinions, images and videos using famous social websites and messengers as well. Generally, users access social media with the help of web-based technology on their laptops and smart phones. Though providing suitable circumstances to people of different age groups for mutual interaction and connectivity, social websites and messengers are the efficient tools for providing opportunities and chances for reaching out to entertainment sources, valuable information for developing social capital for the users. However, Social media is becoming necessary and an imperative tool for the Indian society. Doubtlessly, Social media is the chief source of Education, Communication and Entrepreneurship, Online shopping, Entertainment and plays crucial role in Indian politics as well. Rumours are being circulated regarding COVID-19 pandemic in this tuff time by the masses. To approach it from another angle there are different issues which impact to the Indian society. Adolescents are in the developing stage. It is the stage from babyhood to maturity. Excess of using Social media sustains health problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Frustration, Feeling Alone and Sadness et cetera. Social media can destroy someone’s life by mental harassment, cyber intimidation, infringement of someone’s privacy, decrease the participation in social community. It reveals an abhorrent impact especially on juveniles or adolescents. An international group of investigators or researchers has noticed the Internet can develop both intense and prolong transformations in particular areas of cognition, which may reverberate changes in the brain, disturbing our attentional capacities, memory and social activities and the rest. 
Keywords: Adolescents, Information Technology, Social Media.
Scope of the Article: Information Technology