Digital Communication

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Has digital communication been a blessing or a curse to young people?

Young people, mainly secondary school students and undergraduates nowadays live in a world characterized by dramatic, cultural, economic, social and educational differences. Notwithstanding the immense diversity in living environments, an unprecedented and unifying global media culture has developed that challenges and often surpasses such traditional forms of socialization as family and school. This has made digital communication tools like blogs, sms, cell phones, video sharing indispensible in the lives. It is considered a blessing due to the conveniences and benefits that have greatly affected the daily lives of the young people. While most may benefit, we must bear in mind the downsides of such improvements. Personal communication is compromised, and with convenience all kinds of information is easily shared, increasing chances of young adults falling prey to the wrong kind of information. However, in todays context-the information age, the benefits that digital communication can bring to young adults, far exceeds the harms that can befall. Digital communication, is thus in my opinion a blessing to young people.
Digital communication plays a huge role in the pervasive and powerful media. Inappropriate information transmitted results in young people becoming innocent victims, as they might not have reach a stage of development that allows them to appropriately process the information they are receiving. In extreme cases, it can lead to the breakdown of the nuclear family, drug use, juvenile crime and the degeneration of manners. Blogs are an especially popular way to spread such wrong messages. Bloggers use the space to share stories of their life, sell products, share videos. There is no age restriction and bloggers can post almost anything they like. Without proper education and…...

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