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Delana reminds youths of threat posed by social media

Youths from the 58 circuits of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma were reminded of the threat posed by social media. While opening the youth bazaar at Subrail Park
11 Dec 2017 11:02
Delana reminds youths of threat posed by social media
Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana at Subrail Park in Labasa. PHOTO: NACANIELI TUILEVUKA

Youths from the 58 circuits of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma were reminded of the threat posed by social media.

While opening the youth bazaar at Subrail Park in Labasa on Saturday, Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana said addiction on social media could lead to several negative de­velopments.

“Social media has become a more prominent part of life for many young people in the country today,” Mr Delana said.

“Most people engage with social media without stopping to think what the effects are on their lives, whether positive or negative.

“There are many positive as­pects, but there are equally as many dangers that come with the use of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“Since the arrival of television in 1990, lifestyle of youth and adults has drastically changed.

“Social media allows hate groups to recruit and distribute propa­ganda online.

“Criminals use social media to commit crimes, robbers know when you’re away from home on vacation and stalkers get informa­tion about your whereabouts via social media and sexual predators find, stalk and assault victims through social media,” he said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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