Facebook Is a Menace

Starting with the name of Allah, the most gracious and the merciful. Honorable principal, respected teachers, judges and my dear fellows. Good morning and As Salam-u-Alaikum.

Today’s topic is indeed of considerable importance given that most of our youth spends a major portion of their time surfing uselessly on Facebook. Fellows, due to Facebook being so widespread amongst our teenagers their lives are severely affected by it in ways we can’t imagine. My dear friends here are continuously trying to justify the vain use of Facebook. It’s time to understand as to:-

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1. Why it’s so attractive in doing practically nothing for hours on fb?

2. Why spend time sitting in front of a screen chatting with friends rather than personally interacting with people?

3. Why Surfing and playing stupid games on fb is so alluring?

My dear fellows, in my belief Facebook is addictive, yeah Facebook is very addictive, it often kills much of the valuable & cherished time of our youth that is indeed lost. On fb everybody is anonymous and hence people may harass their so called friends by making fake profiles and sending disturbing images, hence whatever is being done, no one will be held accountable for it. This has become so common in recent years that many of us can themselves relate to it. Not just that, Facebook is affecting teenagers, crushing their confidence into pieces. What is most grieving is the fact that this emotional trauma has recently led some girls to commit suicide.

Honorable principle, majority of the people using Facebook have their life disturbed entirely due to the need to connect to the so-called friend circle , especially teenagers who instead of studying, spend their time extravagantly on Facebook toward no purpose, and as a result of which they are unable to succeed in academics. Well-regarded judges, I think Facebook does not give the people an opportunity to think of how they could be better using their time in more productive ways.

Esteemed Judges, what if I told you Facebook is quoted in one out of every five divorce petitions. According to some new research published this week, around 20% of divorce documents are thanks to Facebook. Even knowing the drawback of Facebook people are not able to stop themselves, because it is no more than an addiction. It has to be noted that Facebook is vulnerable as hackers aggressively hack into other peoples profiles and compromise their personal information as well as talk to other people under disguised names.

Facebook has completely dismantled whatever social life teenagers had before. We are now more connected to those hundreds of friends we may have met once in our lives than real friends. We now find less teenagers in the playground than on Farmville or Zynga Poker.

So what’s the point of all this? To be straightforward, first ask yourself what we are going to do…? Are we getting onto this social networking site to connect with friends for which it was envisioned? Are we going to waste our precious times on an imprudent application that entails no skills and has not redeeming excellence? Respected judges, as Shakespeare said it best that a book gives you everything, tell me what has Facebook given to us? Nothing…and that’s all… My last and only words to you are that Facebook is a menace, just a menace!

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