In an age where technology is an integral part of daily life, social media platforms have become the virtual playgrounds for the younger generation. The emergence of social media has brought with it numerous opportunities for connectivity, self-expression and information sharing. However, as the prevalence of social media among younger generation continues to rise, so do the concerns about its unrestricted use. One of the most prominent issues associated with wanton use of social media among children has the potential to leave negative effects on mental health. The constant exposure to carefully curated, idealized versions of others’ lives can lead to feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and depression. The pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards, accumulate likes, or maintain a certain online persona can take a toll on a child’s self-esteem and self-worth. Moreover, the addictive nature of social media apps can disrupt healthy sleep patterns and lead to decreased physical activity, contributing to a sedentary lifestyle. This can have long-term health consequences, including obesity and related health problems. Additionally, excessive screen time can interfere with real-world social interactions, hindering the development of crucial social skills. Privacy is another major concern. Children may not fully comprehend the implications of sharing personal information online, making them vulnerable to cyberbullying, online predators, and identity theft. The consequences of such incidents can be traumatic and long-lasting. Furthermore, the constant exposure to divisive and polarizing content on social media platforms can lead to the formation of echo chambers, where children are only exposed to viewpoints that align with their own. This can hinder the development of critical thinking skills and empathy, as well as exacerbate societal divisions. To address these issues, it is essential for parents, educators, and policymakers to take a proactive role and take steps, which include imparting Education, Setting Boundaries, Open Communication, Parental Controls, Media Literacy, Cyberbullying Awareness and extending support, to prevent their children falling victim to this.