Whatever your opinion about social media is, you can’t deny that it has a lot of positive aspects to it as well. When people discuss social media, they often start with the bad sides of it. Yes, it is addictive and can be problematic for the youth. But it all depends on how a person is able to use it. A good tool will always have negative effects on the wrong or untrained hands.
Here we want to emphasize the importance of social media when it comes to raising awareness. This is one aspect of social media that people need to understand as positive. Raising awareness about various social issues is hard to do if you don’t have a good platform. But having a social media presence will provide a way to let your voice be heard and show what you stand for.
This is particularly useful for the residence of North America. Since many people, especially younger users have multiple social media accounts and are using them on a regular basis, this tool can be good in changing their opinions and making them aware of certain problems that this world is facing.
How Can Social Media Raise Awareness with the Youth?
It is rather simple, isn’t it? A lot of younger people are using their accounts for various things these days. They spend most of their time on the internet. While some of them get addicted by constantly looking at their phones, this overexposure to various media and topics can be turned around.
If activists start utilizing social media in such a way where they are going to help people realize certain aspects in our world it will end up having positive effects.
A lot of younger people are not going to learn about global warming and the possible outcome of the US presidential election on Canada on their own. But if they are able to find out about it on a platform that garners their interest, they might get interested in it.
Is Social Media Really Helping?
Your Facebook account can be good for multiple reasons. Being able to find out where our world is currently heading towards is one of them. Activists have realized that using a modern tool in their favor can be positive in making your idea heard.
This is by no means something manipulative. They are simply using the tools that they have available. And in our opinion is something that needs to be done. If people are unaware of global warming and the impact pollution is having on our world, the only way to explain it to the people is by using a medium that they can understand.
Television and newspapers may have been considered as your usual forms of learning about information. But these are no longer effective in situations like these. Activists have to take their stand and use the tools at their disposal.
Thus social media is definitely something that will be used more actively when it comes to discussing social issues and raising awareness.