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  • Writer's pictureMa Luisa Loque

Social Life as a Student: The Role of Social Media

Due to social media's widespread use, I have seen a big change in social life as a student. Social media has made it possible for us to stay in touch with our friends and family, but it has also had a big impact on social interactions—both good and bad.

The opportunity to stay in touch with distant friends and family is one of social media's most important advantages. We can stay in touch with our loved ones' lives and share our experiences with them through sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Relationship maintenance and keeping in touch with people we might not meet frequently in person have become easier thanks to social media.

Social media, though, is not without flaws. The possible effects on mental health and wellbeing are a significant problem. According to studies, using social media can make people feel lonely, anxious, and depressed, especially when they compare themselves to others or feel pressure to uphold a specific image. Due to a lack of confidence or willingness to interact with people, this may have a detrimental effect on social interactions and relationships.

Social media has also altered the way we engage and communicate with others. It has facilitated communication but also brought forth a new set of social norms and expectations. For instance, social media relationships frequently feature fleeting, shallow exchanges that lack the depth and sincerity of in-person interactions. This could make us feel disconnected and make it harder for us to build lasting relationships.

In conclusion, social media has significantly influenced a student's social life in both positive and negative ways. It has made it simpler to stay in touch with friends and family, but it has also made it easier to feel lonely, anxious, and depressed. Social media has also altered the way we interact and communicate with others, which has contributed to a superficiality and sense of disconnection in our relationships. We as students need to be aware of these consequences and work to keep genuine ties and interactions both offline and online.


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