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The power of social media in driving change

New Delhi: To describe social media as the most important driver of the 21st century would be an understatement! Today, if you want to search, discover, create, or just scroll through information, social media is that place. The impact this word has on the world is immense. And things with so much power often steer the direction in which the world will go. I am therefore one of those who believe that social media, if used correctly, can be a great tool to bring about change in society.

Today, a brand owner would prioritize getting their business online and having a social presence long before they think about imagining a glass building. So what about the generation that only knows social presence and not glass buildings? If they indulge in bad information and get caught in the dark corners of the network, which is possible due to the extent of unfiltered and unsupervised information, that wouldn’t be good.

This brings us back to the same question: can social media be used to drive good change? Yes!

On the contrary, social networks can be good for your child. The one thing to remember is that if you are in charge of your social media, your child will be too. If you post pictures or videos of your child without letting them know or asking them, they will post things without letting you know as well. Teaching your children to “consent” is very important. Especially now, more than ever!

A question that often comes up in WhatsApp group chats with parents is: When we grew up, we looked up to singers and actors, etc. But this generation admired social media influencers and content creators. Is it bad? Not necessarily.

Activists like Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzi have become well-known and household names through social media. Environmental issues, climate change issues, girls’ education, women’s empowerment, the Black Lives Matter movement and so many other important and world changing movements have been organized and brought to light by young people. And all of this has been possible thanks to the incredible power of social media.

You must be wondering if these influencers teach good values ​​or are your child forbidden to spend so much time on them? It should be obvious by now that creating content in this fast-paced, attention-shrinking world is a daunting task. Yet these influencers entertain us and lift us out of our dull, monotonous lifestyle. Especially over the last two years when the world has come to a standstill, not digitally of course, they are the ones who have used this medium to pump out positivity and instill hope in all of us.

If we get to the lessons or values, they teach the importance of consistency, hard work, teamwork and the importance of your voice; you count. Yes, they sometimes drive the need for unrealistic standards, but that’s where parent guidance comes in.

Over the past 2 years at Kidsstoppress we have used the power of social media to help us connect with more parents and produce more relevant content, which has helped form a community of parents, out there to help, inspire and motivate each other on their journey to #SimplifyingParenting. From tackling parental burnout, to affirmations and productivity tips for parents, to book lists and mindful activities to engage kids on the inside, social media has us helped reach more households, especially in the past 2 years.

If you have an idea, an opinion, or just something that you think will help society, the world of social media has become that space where you can express yourself freely and connect with like-minded people. This is how the world progresses and this is how it will continue to progress. The world is in our hands, and so is the power to change it for a better future.