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Social media and moral decay

By Jerry Odumbe | March 9th 2016
Kenya Film Classification CEO Ezekiel Mutua, during a press conference on Project X, drug abuse and pornographic house party in which he questioned the intentions of the event organizers dubbed as the biggest sex party in town thus outlawing the event. (Photo: WILLIS AWANDU)

The party dubbed Project X quickly topped trends last week and triggered a social media outcry.

This was particularly because of its lewd poster loaded with phrases pointing towards encouragement of a hedonistic experience replete with various morally questionable and illegal activities.

The existence of such an event perhaps points to rampant moral decadence among young adults in the country, most of whom today have accepted such behaviours as normal.

It also requires us to question what role social media has had on the obvious rot of morals among the youth.

In this advanced technology era, social media is fast becoming a prominent part of everyone's life especially young adults. Many of these individuals spend vast amounts of time on various platforms which exposes them to various vices.

And although social media also has some positive impacts, studies have found that exposure to social sites is largely responsible for moral decay among these individuals.

This decay primarily emerges from influences from western culture that the young people absorb via the different social media platforms. As a result, many of them are now involved in diverse immoral activities blindly aped from the various sites.

It is important that we forge ways of bringing back moral values in our life.

Young generations ought to be taught to reinforce good morals in their lives and seek ways to keep away from being influenced by what is portrayed on some social media sites.

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