Social media forms have altered how youth socialize and learn, and raise a new set of issues for educators, parents, researchers and policymakers to consider. Adults can help teens think about online presence in moral and ethical ways—-specifically to help teens in understanding the consequences for themselves and others of participation in the socially networked world. A multi-pronged approach that utilizes multiple social media platforms, as well as in-person contact, has the potential to reach teens with accurate health information, resources, and support. While media use is an integral part of the daily life of adolescents, there are a number of risks associated with social media use, specifically, negative effects on mental health, cyber bullying, texting and exposure to problematic and illegal content and privacy violations.
The risks that teens face online are similar to those faced offline. However, the risk profile for the use of various types of social media depends on the type of risk, a teen’s use of the media.
Today children are addicted to social media and unaware of the consequences on their physical and mental health, there is rise in cyber crime cases and many teens are being made victim … concerned with this the workshop was conducted to create awareness among the children and to educate them on how to be safe while using social media.