Role of Women in Social Media

           A program (Debate) on “Role of Women in Social Media” was arranged by the IWCC in association with WIE for the girl student members of JIT. The program was headed by Dr.Meenasundari.P, Professor, Jansons Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.  

            One group of students   thanked the modern technology for being made accessible and simple so that the people from all generations find social media and basic technology easy to use. Students argued that many  have established their careers online and have also found the confidence to share their opinion online.  Social media has a universal appeal which draws audiences all over the world to learn new things about culture, technology, arts, medicine, cuisine etc.

            The other group of students defended it by commenting that social media usage is associated with increased rates of anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality, body image issues, and cyber bullying. They commented that the  rates of anxiety and depression in young people have increased by 70% in the last 25 years. They also stated that a report found that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have an overall adverse effect on the well-being of the younger generation. 

            Finally the speaker concluded her note by saying that social media helps us express ourselves, connect with others, and get access to high-quality information. Although, it still has its fair share of downsides. People shouldn’t have to leave these revolutionary technologies behind, but they also shouldn’t suffer negative impacts on their well-being by using them.