Impact of Social Media on Women’s Life in India

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Ms. Neha Mishra


In present scenario, Social media plays a pivotal role in our society and almost everyone using various social networking platforms to express their views, concerns, ideas on that, social media is the easiest way to connect with friends and family members and also to connect with people in professional arena. There has been a drastic rise in the usage of social media for the last few decades in India. But the popularity of social media has also resulted in the escalation of the number of criminals who misuse these virtual platforms. When we talk about the impact of social media on women’s life, then some common words also come in mind like: cyberbullying, stalking, trolling, bullying etc. With the tremendous growth in the usage of social media/social networking sites has provided an easy ground to cyber criminals to engage in illegal activities. There is no doubt that social media can be one of the most effective platforms which can back up the concept of women empowerment. However, the effectiveness can be achieved if it used appropriately and responsibly. To handle this kind of crimes, there are many organisations which are working towards the elimination of cyber violence against women and make them empowered.

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