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Bijak bersosial media for young people and students. Nowadays, there are so many social media that are widely used by the community, especially the younger generation. The most popular today are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Social networks allow everyone to express their opinion publicly online. However, the use of social media must also be accompanied by discretion. This is very important and do not let the younger generation change the culture in Indonesia, namely being friendly and tolerant of others. Because if we are not wise in using social media, many people will be reported to the authorities because they are considered to have committed defamation, spreading false news, and many other similar case histories.

Here are some wise tips bersosial media for all circles, especially the younger generation and students:

Don’t Offend Other People’s Feelings When Social Media

In communicating with each other on social media, we usually forget about communication etiquette. We come across a lot of harsh words, intentionally or unintentionally, in conversations between people on social media. We encourage you to use polite and courteous language on our social media accounts. Please use the appropriate language in which we communicate.

Don’t argue on social media

One thing that must be remembered is that the debate in the general media will have no end. Everyone would want to win an argument using any means. Whether it’s rebuking or criticizing, other people will do this in the social media. They all dared to do this because they felt safe because they were able to hide personal data.


Use the Right Words when Commenting or Writing Captions on Social Media

Although social media is very easy to use, in reality not everyone is able to create captions or words that invite audience interest to interact. In fact, captions are a crucial factor in determining whether the content you want has an appeal to be able to increase brand awareness of your business or personal branding yourself. However, in making captions we must also pay attention to several things including politeness, ethics and word choice so as not to offend other social media users.

Always Respect Other People’s Opinions when Social Media

When sharing information, citing sources, such as letters, photos, or videos of others, is a good way to show appreciation for the other person’s hard work. There is no need to copy and paste information without indicating the source of the information. If there are other people who comment or express opinions, we must respond wisely, don’t break the opinions that other people have put forward. On the other hand, we must respect the opinions of others, as long as they do not harm us as fellow social media users.

Don’t Spread Hoax News When Social Media

We often see news that slander others on social media. Sometimes this is aimed at smearing competitors’ names with fake news. Therefore, social media users must be wise in gathering information, and if they want to participate in the dissemination of information, it is a good idea to check the accuracy of the information first. The spread of false information is worrying. For this reason, the public must be reminded to use social media positively and not to be deceived by untrue rumors. Fraud can lead to unrest, riots, fights, and even hate speech. Due to the recent use of the global Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, the spread of fraud in society is becoming increasingly popular. For example, it is widely believed that drinking alcohol can cure people with COVID-19. Given its bad effects, everyone should understand to avoid it. Cheating can also harm your mental health. Following are the consequences of fraud if left unverified. (1) Hoaxes can cause public anxiety and fear. The mind becomes imaginary by imagining situations that are exaggerated. In addition, practical jokes disrupt emotional situations and moods that have been haunting the mind for a long time. (2) Manipulation and trickery can confuse people. If left unchecked, the spread of false information can shape people’s mentality towards understanding hoaxes. It is easy to believe false information without making comparisons or clarifying the source.