Raveena Tandon believes social media can be very disturbing and its presence in our lives has its pros and cons. The actress plans on harnessing for activism and for some fun too. But, she is quite concerned with her kids growing up in the presence of social media and has some strong views about the 'sexually repulsive and misogynistic' content that has recently come into the spotlight on the video-sharing app, TikTok.
In an interaction with Hindustan Times Tandon revealed how people usually look up to these influencers and follow them. She further revealed even if they influence five minds out of those one or two million followers that they have, the harm is done.
“Whether it’s Instagram or Twitter or TikTok, all have the danger of being taken due advantage of, so it’s very important for us to educate our children towards the perils of being on social media, and it being used in a negative manner,” Raveena added.
Otherwise, she says, it’s a “fun, harmless” medium.
The 45-year-old talked about the positives of social media and how she has refrained from putting out workout and cooking videos during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Avoiding to do so, she was able to drive multiple campaigns of importance via her presence across platforms.
Meanwhile, Raveena managed to do her part by creating a fund-raising initiative for the families of Palghar lynching victims, she helped the Akshaya Patra Foundation in collecting funds and drove a campaign Jeetega India, Jeetenge Hum, which was dedicated to front-line workers who were being attacked, apart from other things.