Social Media: Pains and Gains – An interaction with parents of a chennai school
Metaplore MD Balaji recently had the opportunity to interact with a leading school in Chennai. The interaction topic was ‘Social Media: Pains and gains’, with the parents of the school students. The participants acknowledged that social media had become inevitable for the young generation, called millennials. The exuberance to share status and information is really high. This information includes personal updates, pictures etc., The need for sharing information has to be tempered by what the information can potentially be used for. The need to restrict information within known groups and not influenced by malaise is very difficult to control. About 40% of the parents were aware of the privacy controls available and many of them acknowledge the need, and also the lack of awareness of tempering of social media activities of their children. This interaction was part of a larger interaction point on how parenting has a great influence on kids’ behavior, values and other aspects of life.