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How Social Media Affects Kenyan Youths

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Kenyans are continually increasing in the rate and manner in which they use the various gadgets that can access the web and any media interaction activities. Despite being useful in facilitating the rate of information transfer from one place to another, the social media effects that are continually being observed among the Kenyan youths is growing at an alarming rate. The following are some of the negative effects of social media to the youths of Kenya.

It causes Depression

The media presents a lot of images to young girls that are in most cases photo shopped that play the role of shifting the attention of many especially girls. lot of girls believe that by looking like a model displayed by a certain photo, they will eventually be satisfied and get fulfillment. The opposite is true as such girls only end up getting the negative results that leaves them depressed and feeling lonely with high levels of regret about the choices they made.

Poor Performance

A lot of poor performance in school has been attributed to the fact that many Kenyan youths spend a lot of their time doing social interaction activities over the internet. The practice is making the majority of them do badly in class and often ending up not finishing school well. It is therefore important that parents advice their children and control the rate at which they frequently view programmes to avoid poor performance in schools.

Ruined Friendships

Many Kenyan youths have gone ahead to form a lot of online friends that can be used by them for chatting and exchanging ideas. The major challenge to this fact is that it will only make matters more badly as friendship is about caring for the needs of one another. Due to the fear of being alone, majority of Kenyans will end up sending a lot of friend request so as not to end up feeling lonely.

It reduces a person’s worth

When one uses social media tools such as the face book, they live according to it and depend on it to form more friendships with other people. The youths should come up in large numbers can find friends that are caring and well supporting rather than stick to social media as a way of cheating oneself to have stable friendship.






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Emerging from the scenic landscapes of Kericho, with its verdant tea fields, James Ndetto's roots may seem a world apart from the bustling urban centers where communication theories are fervently discussed. Yet, it was here, amidst community gatherings and local stories, that James first understood the power of effective communication.

His curiosity took him to one of Kenya's premier universities, where he pursued a degree in Communication Studies. James' academic journey was marked by a desire to merge traditional African communication methods with modern theories and technologies, aiming to bridge the past with the present.

Post-graduation, James channeled his passion and expertise into writing. He began penning articles that provided deep insights into the evolving world of communication, especially as it pertained to the Kenyan context. His work touched upon diverse themes, from interpersonal communication in Kenyan communities to the transformative power of digital platforms in Africa.

James Ndetto's writings quickly resonated with readers across the continent. His unique perspective, which balanced academic rigor with relatable anecdotes, made him a favored voice in the realm of communication studies.

Beyond his written endeavors, James has taken on roles in academia, teaching courses on communication at notable Kenyan institutions. He has also been an active participant in international conferences, representing Kenya and contributing to global dialogues on the future of communication.

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