In recent times, most people are especially interested in using social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, … While I agree that they can pose many potential risks, I believe that they do exert more important benefits on both individuals and society.
On the one hand, both people’s behavior and the well-being of society are detrimental influenced by access social networking sites. First, many minors and celebrities are easily bullied and harassed by vulgar and hurtful information in Internet. For instance, when their nude photos or scandals are widely spread on it, they can suffer anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Second, users are led to diverge from the real life because of abusing applications of social network too much. They resembling slavish individuals and they entirely believe in virtual world’s information. This make people have vague feeling with reality, scare people around and significantly reduce social cohesion.
On the other hand, there are many advantages to people when they approach social network regularly. Firstly, this is a beneficial way for them to easily acquire their knowledges and broad their horizons. Thank to it, users can extend opportunities for studying regardless of gender, age or cultural background. They are likely to interact with others on a bigger scale compared with traditionally educational methods that only confine to specific classroom. Secondly, using the tool such as Facebook or Instagram are the best way to communicate with each other. For instance, when children study abroad in countries which far from their house, social network is necessary to get in touch with parents, friends and relatives in a flexible way.
In conclusion, despite many drawbacks social networking sites have, they also play an important role to individuals and society. No matter what they use social networking tools, if they competent at how to exploit strengths of them, these benefits will be maximized.