In the age of technology, social networks with the power of spreading information and outstanding connections are becoming “close friends” with the majority of students. But on the other hand, its negative effects on young people are a big challenge, so education on skills in using the Internet and social media in schools is a necessity.
The consequences of social networks are no longer just warnings but are at an alarming level. Fake and unique information appears and spreads at a dizzying speed and is very difficult to control, on websites is rampant with images inciting violence, and “virtual” relationships increase the likelihood of being scammed, insulted, etc. While teenagers are very susceptible to being affected, because of their lack of self-awareness and lack of awareness, shield” the opposite is easy to happen.
Virtual living status
There have been many bad jokes published in the newspaper such as groups of students forming groups to talk bad about teachers leading to school suspension, or simply young people who post up to 3-4 posts with pictures every day, causing information interference… More serious are cases of depression, autism because of being too engrossed in the “virtual world” and even tragic suicides on social networks because of the outrage in public opinion.
Before these dangers, most parents are startled and admit their negligence in managing their children’s behavior on social networks. And, children - teenagers have never faced such adjacent dangers and speed.
So what is the effective solution to these inadequacies?
While the authorities are looking for more radical solutions, a lot of voluntary efforts from families and schools are also being applied, but the effect is not clear and sustainable.
Many schools in many localities over the past time have internalized issues related to social networks. The initial solution was to ban children from using phones. However, this solution is not very feasible because social networks are not inherently bad, many students want to use them for useful things. Prohibition can have the opposite effect, giving children the habit of lying and hiding. Moreover, the speed of development, the development, and the popularity of social networks are too fast, and banning children from accessing them can also lead to cognitive regression and limit children’s ability to integrate into the modern context.
Therefore, according to experts, instead of prohibition, direction is more necessary. Also with the aim of raising students’ awareness about social networks, some schools have raised this issue in the topics of the social discussion section, thereby capturing students’ psychology to make appropriate adjustments.
Many experts analyze, in a school environment, educational content can be more specific and practical, such as: how to use personal pages appropriately, meaning with a positive nature, what content should and should not be shared, how often to share life should be appropriate, comment culture and how to deal with comments…
In addition, technology innovators are also very interested in the status of users’ use of social networks, especially young people, before developing technology applications. They also play a part in solving the problem of using too much social media to share life, causing information chaos by creating video slideshows made of many images that they can share more quickly in one go. Readers can refer to a number of video presentation applications with projection formats such as Video Player.
Hopefully, education on skills in using social networks will soon be taught and shared methodically in schools, technology communities, and society. At the same time, soon there are codes of conduct for the online community in general and for teenagers in particular so that we can all “live virtual” in a positive and safe way.