People who are too dependent on social media can be lack of communication in face to face situation. Older generation used to spend more time with their family and visit friend at the weekend, but now they spend most of the time on social media because it's easier and faster. Before if your friend was facing a bad problem, you would come and cry together or hug each other, but now you would just console his/her through social media that sometimes it's not from your heart that it can be lost an abilities of real friendship or relationship. Young generation make friend by just clicking like on a button and can delete just as easily. Unlike a real relationship would takes a lot of effort and many ruptures and repairs,the young generation does"t seem to be familiar with these aspects of authentic relationships.
What is dependence? "The state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid" (Dictionary.com). Social media is one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history. It has allowed for people to expand and open up their social connections to wider degrees. There is no factual proof for the "older generation" V's the "new generation". People have historically been avoidant and closed off towards others. Social media has not caused a drastic increase. From a subjective personal level, this may seem true and accurate but then again personal bias and the lack of concrete evidence raises problems.
Well, back to the past, people didn't have any devices to communicate with their friends or family, they just wrote a letter to each other. Same goes to kids, they didn't have any X-box games or Internet connection, thus they will just play hide-and seek with their friends. Another thing is that, there are a lot of fake news and profiles on the internet that people should not trust when they don't have any evidents. For example, some people put a fake picture for their profile which actually not their real photo and background as well. On the other hand, some people depends on GPS too much that sometime they get lost and also meet an accident.