This video is great.

You’re probably thinking that you’ve read a million articles on the downside of social media: of how it is making us become more isolated, more self-involved, and less social.

This video takes a slightly different angle. It definitely points out these disadvantages, but it also conveys the possibilities that we are missing out on if we’re always glued to our phone or device – the views we could enjoy rather than immediately photographing to put on online, the everyday moment we might live without having to update our Facebook community, the people we might meet and get to know face-to-face without first stalking their online profiles.

Watch it and see for yourself – and I wouldn’t say no to sharing it with every teenager and young adult that you know! As one of my Dad’s favourite phrases goes: “disconnect to connect!”

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.