Way2kingdom Media Ministry conduct workshop-cum-seminar
Dimapur, July 9 (MExN): A workshop-cum-seminar on ‘addiction to social media, internet & online games’ was organized by Way2kingdom Media Ministry (W2K) for the students of MGM College, Dimapur on July 7.
A total of 53 students along with teachers participated in the seminar, where Dilip Kujur, Director of W2K was the resource person. Dilip emphasized on addiction to Facebook, Instagram and online games, how these addictions are destroying their academics, self-values and relationships, according to a press release.
Speaking on addiction, the resource person said that according to the dictionary it means “the state of being addicted to habit, as to the taking of drugs, etc.” There are different types of addiction ranging from everyday use of drugs like alcohol, smoking, tobacco and cocaine to behaviors like gambling and stealing. “Behavioral addictions are those not involving a substance. This type of addiction can be an impulse control disorder here is the list of three stages of,” he added.
“Students are addicted because they want to skip study, to kill time, and there are many youths in a competition to get more likes and comments,” Dilip said while encouraging the students be a transparent as you are also be in the social sides, don’t let their status and updates be a stumbling stone in their near future use it for a good cause. Dilip also encouraged the students as many of us are font and focus for new mobile, facebook and online games, ask the students to have the same desire and determination for studies and for their future career.
He also added that daily overuse of these social networking sites tends to have a negative effect on the health of all students as it makes them more susceptible to various health problems in the future. “This is where peers, teachers and parents need to play a major role by making the students aware of what they are missing out while spending too much time on these social media sites,” stated the resource person.
It also informed that W2K is planning to reach out every schools and collages with a “social media awareness” message.