Brendesha Tynes article is about screen time being possibly both good and bad. She uses examples of anxiety and depression because of cyberbullying as a bad thing. On the other hand, there are studies that show possible links between video games and creativity in younger kids and also there are different programs that can come from the internet that help people, such as the example of the girl that was blind and how her classmates helped her with a code they produced (Tynes). This article is in stasis at the level of evaluation because Tines talks about the internet being both good and bad, and that it should be sought out in certain areas. Danah Boyd’s article was about how screen time wasn’t a bad thing, but a necessity for youths because they are trapped inside their own homes by overbearing parents.
The Problem of Teen Dating Violence Is Exaggerated." Teen Dating, edited by Louise I. Gerdes, Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010862206/OVIC?u=mnanwtechc&xid=4776f4ad. Accessed 12 Oct. 2017.
It is within this generation that Twenge begins to notice the dramatic shift in generational trends, such as the social interactions being limited to texting and social media, that have been influenced by smartphones. She relates the influence of smartphones on these trends to coinciding rise of mental health illnesses in the iGen before successfully proposing a solution of moderacy when concerning smart devices. Twenge effectively establishes her credibility throughout the article by the use of different voices and writing identities. She first identifies herself as an expert in generational studies having devoted 25 years to research (para. 3). This is efficiently grants herself authority over the topic rather than having her portrayed as an older individual
Social media use reinforces the rise of depression among adolescents in today’s digital age. This new era of technology has cultivated a fear of missing out among teens. A survey by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence found that about 75% of teenagers and young adults had that fear when thinking of what their peers were doing. (J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, 2011, 2012) The link between the fear of missing out and social media use is apparent.
My research interest in the effects of social networking usage on social isolation in older adults has XXXXX. Research by Boz and Karatas (2015) identified a beginning body of research on the impact of Internet use on quality of life of older adults. In my preliminary literature exploration, however, I found that most of these studies focus on effects of Internet use, broadly defined, which may or may not include social media sites such as Facebook, Google +, and the like. Subjects who indicate that they use the Internet may visit websites that do not involve engagement with others. Although research by Lelkes (2012) and the majority of other findings from the past two decades do demonstrate a positive relationship between Internet use and quality of life, I would like to focus specifically on the use of the Internet’s social media, to compare whether it has an even greater (or lesser) impact on social isolation than current research suggests.
Making friends is the key role of social networking sites (Boyd and Ellison, 2013). Some researchers claims that emerging adults using SNS for maintaining close relationships(Coyne et al., 2013). Recent researches suggest there is an overlapping between the online and offline relationships of the emerging adults(Chadwick, 2014; Subrahmanyam et al., 2008). So it’s clear that some form of social networks happen in the virtual world too(Barnes, 2009). What the virtual world does to the real life relationships?
Neurological case studies were performed by Griffiths, Young, Turel, Serenko, and Giles to identify the cause of addictive-like behavior towards social media. The study focused namely on “Facebook,” the physical anatomy and structures of the brain cortex, and overall neurological system. Each scientist questioned whether or not “... Facebook addiction constitute[s] a pathological problem similar to those observed in the case of other substance and behavioral addictions in the general user population.” The scientists then hypothesized that an irregular distribution of homeostasis in the inhibitory and impulsive controlled regions of the brain are responsible for the addictive-like behaviors evoked from the use of Facebook; for this is the independent variable of the study.
We see social media as a great way to communicate and socialize, but most of us did not realize that social media “secretly” link to the Depression. Depression is a common mood disorder that affects the way we think and feel. One of the characteristics of depression is low self-esteem, and it can easily come from the unrealistic body figure comparisons and harsh judgments from the social media. According to a 2017 study by The Royal Society of Public Health indicted Snapchat and Instagram were the two to inspire feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in the age group between fifteen to twenty-five. Seven out the ten said Instagram made them feel worse about body image and half of the age group in between fourteen to twenty-four reported Instagram and Facebook exacerbated the feeling of anxiety.
Social media, one of the great tool for sharing information, are used for various purposes in health like educational and promotional activities, communication of research findings and crisis readiness communication. In addition, online conference and webinar for health purpose, e-procurement of health commodities and telemedicine are some domains where we use social media. However, at the same time, it brings out various ill impacts on health directly or indirectly like cyberbullying, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, internet addiction and physical inactivity (boost factor for non-communicable diseases). As this field is new and being used in innovative ways in the field of health, issues of their effectiveness, privacy and confidentiality
The analysis included a mapping of legal provisions and the review of the terms and agreements of a large social media site-Facebook. The studies showed that as of May of 2013, 73% of teenagers 12 to 17 years old were active on Facebook. When reviewing literature, it was found that in regards to social networking, there is “a great potential to promote the exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the freedom to express, to create and to exchange content and ideas, and the freedom of assembly” (Lievens, 2016). The article’s findings concluded that with the regard to cyber bullying the existing legislative laws in place are adequate to address any issues. However when it comes to sexting, there are disputes whether underage sexting should be criminalized as child pornography (Lievens, 2016).
Moreno, Kelleher, and Pumper (2013) evaluated depression symptoms using social media website by developing depression codebook. This codebook can be used and expanded in future for different disorder cases such as anxiety. They also investigated suicide protocol in this paper (Moreno et al., 2013). De Choudhury, Counts, and Horvitz (2013) also used social media as measurement tool of depression in population. They used crowdsourcing technique to collect data and developed SVM classifier to predict depressive tweets with the accuracy of 73% and along with this geographical analysis of tweets were performed (De Choudhury, Counts, et al., 2013).
R. (2013). Review of the application of positive psychology to substance use, addiction, and recovery research. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of The Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 27(1), 151-165. doi:10.1037/ a0029897 Manicavasagar, V., Horswood, D., Burckhardt, R., Lum, A., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., & Parker, G. (2014).
It affects the lives of the families of the addict. It also leads to issues financially, physically, and emotionally. There is a decreases in inhibitions that could lead to transmitted diseases. There are many stages that the families experience. Some of the stages are denial, bargaining, and blaming.