The dependence on the Internet in our lives has become mainly in carrying out life, practical and scientific tasks, and the matter has spread around the world, where the number of users of social networking sites is more than 3 billion users around the world, and their ages range from 18 to 29 years old, of whom 90% are users. Access to the most possibilities for using the Internet in their lifestyle.
In spite of this, technological progress and the use of the Internet have many effects, and this is due to the different needs and goals of users. Some of them depend on the Internet correctly, which affects it positively and prevents those who do not understand how to use it, so the impact on it will be a negative effect.. Among the most important of these effects : ...
The positive effect of using social networking sites:
Strengthening and expanding the circle of social relations
Where communication sites facilitate communication between family members, expatriate friends, or with people who are difficult to meet, which helps reduce barriers between people, and also contributes to strengthening relationships between family and friends.
- Ease of obtaining information about the world from research, news, events and information, and staying aware of world news.
- Assistance in managing business and assisting businessmen and companies, through the formation of a network between business owners around the world and the formation of partnerships and the possibility of quick and easy communication with customers, and assistance in collecting opinions and implementing meetings in a smooth, simplified and time-saving manner and the effort spent on work visits and meetings.
A distinctive means of promoting goods or advertising for companies or products, which leads to more and faster knowledge of those products, and this results in faster selling and more profits.
Giving the opportunity to express opinion and share information and ideas.
- Assistance in searching for jobs and finding support to obtain them.
Self-learning assistance, where social media platforms help to learn for free through educational courses, articles and research spread on this network.
The negative impact of using social networking sites:
Wasting time, due to misuse of the Internet, where communication sites are used for a number of hours that may exceed the hours required to perform a useful service, work or activity.
- Hacking accounts, individual privacy and fraud risks, which poses a great risk to the private information published by users and hack their information, which may lead to their exploitation, impact on their lives and exposure to harassment.
The negative impact on family relations, the weakness of family relations and their interdependence, is mainly caused by the misuse of social networking sites between family members and among family members, due to the long hours the individual spends browsing or playing, being preoccupied with the family and being responsible towards them, which leads to apathy between them.
The emergence of new, contrary values as a result of false openness and distance from societal customs and traditions.
Loneliness and isolation between people, it has become easier for many to use social networking sites to visit family and friends and attend events, which leads people to feel lonely, isolated, introverted and lose interaction between people.
Distraction as a result of using phones or computers for a long time or at inappropriate times, such as browsing while driving a car. The wrong use also causes irregular sleep as a result of disturbances caused by light emitted by electronic devices, which leads to a decrease in people's production and activity.