A social problem is something harmful, difficult or unwanted condition of a group of people, society or part thereof. Examples of social problems includes:
- Antisocial behavior: people being noisy, rude or abusive to their neighbors.
- Poverty: financial hardships that afflicts many societies.
- Criminality: another issue in wider society.
Social Problems may lead to the following undesirable effects:
- Emotional stress: Social problems of any kind causes immense stress, sadness and worry.
- Economic hardship: In the context of wider society, they can damage the running of the economy.
- Awkward relationships: In the context of friendship, they make chatting in groups difficult rather than fun.
- Material hardships: Poverty and discrimination lessen people’s quality of life.
- Loneliness: People who have social anxiety can feel very lonely.