Disadvantages might include: 1. Excessive use of social media leading to a decline and disconnect in real life interactions; 2. Digital devices used to copy and share material in breach of copyright laws, such as music, movies, etc; 3. Devices such as smartphones distracting users from work, education, driving, or even crossing the street; 4. Issues with personal privacy - digital information can be stolen and intercepted; 5. Online bullying using smartphones, tablets, laptops.