Social media has become a fundamental part of modern life and is now employed by a large section of the population on a daily basis.
There are countless platforms, websites and applications available to the general public that allow us to share information, post updates, and make connections with people around the world.
The effects of social media on our everyday lives have been profound, intervening and affecting our physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
From a positive perspective, social media provides us with a platform to keep up to date with friends and family, to access information faster and even gain a career boost as employers use social media to search for potential new hires.
However, it is important to remain aware of the potential risks of overuse or misuse of social media which can have devastating effects on individuals, families and our society.
These risks include cyberbullying, digital overload, and loss of personal privacy. In order to minimize these risks, it is essential to use the services of social media with caution, to consider its potential implications for our lives, and develop strategies to practice good digital citizenship.