As social media platforms have become a prominent part of the Youth’s lifestyle today for its speed and ease of access, most youth engage with these media without stopping to think of the possible impacts that may affect their lives. Is the usage of Social Media advantageous or does it actually do more harm than anyone had ever thought of?

Youth Committee invited 2 guest speakers from Murdoch University, Dr Tania Lim and from Singapore University of Social Sciences Dr Brian Lee to analyse about this issue entitled “The Impact of Social Media on Society and Youth in Singapore” from a professional point of view. This event took place on the morning of 7 May in Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association’s Conference Room with over 80 participants from various clan associations’ Youth groups and interested participants from members of public, launching a lively discussion on social media topics thereafter.

Our guest of honour, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Mr Baey Yam Keng, was also present to join in the heated discussion with his insightful findings and opinions.

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Mr Baey Yam Keng as the Guest of Honor for this event. SFCCA Youth Committee Chairman Mr Tan Aik Hock and Vice-Chairman Mr Lee Wee Chung Charlie

Dr Tania Lim from Murdoch University

Dr Brian Lee from Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mr Baey himself is also an active user of social media and often uses it to engage with the members of public

Attentive audiences listening to the speakers’ talk and actively participating in the discussion

A wefie with Mr Baey after the session

Youth Networking sessions organised by SFCCA aims to bring Youth from different clan associations’ Youth groups together, fostering closer relationships and promoting mutual understanding through sharing of different topics and discussions. Interested participants do like our Facebook page, or follow our WeChat account as well as our homepage for updates of our next Youth Networking session.