Pros and Cons of Social Media Throughout the years' social media has been a sickness for many years. Parents of teens should be more strict with there teen social media because it could cause teens to be depressed and become suicidal. In the article “Negative, positive effects on excessive social media use on teens studied”by Baltimore Sun, states that social media can cause depression and sickness for teens.Excessive use of social media can cause teens to be depressed because teens compare their life to be depressed because teens compare their life to other teens and also many cause suicide because teens may think they are not good enough in this life In this article, it talks about teens and social media and how it can affect a teens life.
According to the Pew Research Center survey, that majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram. 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.
Said “shannon Poppito, a phychologist at baylor medical university in Dallas”states that when people spend more time in social media, they break off the relationship from real life end up feeling less connected with them selves. According to myself as an example of anti-social make us not confident when showing ourselves in front of others and cause confidence to decline. This is because social media users become lazy to learn to communicate real , just share and interect in the virtual world. For example when someone is in the cafe opening social media sites they often forget the time. The second, cybercrime through social media is increasing because many are accessing the internet, such as kidnapping through social media facebook.
However, many of us are unaware that we are often posting information that we would probably never have given away in real life. Lack of socialisation Many of our thousands of friends on our social network sites are really not the friends we have in real life. The time we spend on the internet takes away the time we would actually have spent socialising and meeting 'real' people in a 'real environment'. Negative effects on health Researches have found that an excessive amout of social networking has affected behaviour such as depression, drug abuse and isolation among teenagers. In extreme cases, the negative effect can even extend to suicide.
Studies show a correlation between increased social media usage and depression and this can be of many reasons; first of is cyber-bullying. Many teenagers have been a victim of cyber-bullying and this is increasing, as bullies on social media don’t realize the damage of their words and actions as it is online. Many teenagers believe that what they say on social platforms doesn’t really matter, but what truly matters is what is said in face-to-face interactions. This is because people cannot see what’s happening on the other end of the screen therefore they post mean comments not realizing the damage they have done. The American College of Pediatricians “The Media, Children, and Adolescents” stated that “over half of adolescents state they have been bullied online and over 25 percent of adolescents state they have been bullied repeatedly through internet or on cell phones.” Secondly, when teenagers go on social platforms they compare their lives to filtered and unrealistic posts of their peers, this leads to envy of others and tends to produce feelings of depression which then transforms into major depression.
Although social media can be the number one activity on the web, the media is designed to be addictive. According to Immprovement Pill, "Social media gives you a false sense of accomplishment." This tells us that social media is an addictive source and can make you experience false things and feelings. Another example is that teens spend almost as much as 2 hours and 20 minutes per day on these social networks Such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. This can impact their mood, emotions, and the way they use their time.
Teens can post anything to the public to damage one’s self confidence. According to the article “Cyberbullying and Bullying Statistics 2014, Finally!” from the website www.nobullying.com young people found to be twice as likely to be cyberbullied on Facebook as on any other social networking cite. These hate posts can be harmful, embarrassing, harassing, or even threatening causing teens to feel extremely uncomfortable. If society would stop posting hate on the internet towards different people, then others could feel more comfortable around each other. In addition to cyberbullying, social media puts students at risk.
One of the effects for social networking addiction is spending too much time to online. People will use a lot of time in social network such as they will always post status and photo in Facebook and instagram, stalking others people status and so on. 1. Spending too much of time to social networking will cause people especially students poor in academic. a.
Now a days, you can see people of all ages tapping away at their electronics. They are always using social media or other things, but most importantly, social media. According to “Teenage Social Media Butterflies May Not Be Such a Bad Idea” by Melissa Healy and “Antisocial Media” by Hilary Stout, They both talked about social media taking over the lives of children. They also describe how children cannot develop empathy for others or understand different emotions. How I feel about social media is that it is not good for children to use because it can affect them in the future.
“When you 're on a site like facebook, you get lots of posts about what people are doing. That sets up a social comparison you maybe feel like your life is not as full and rich as those people you see on facebook” is a quote from the article “Facebook Makes Us Sadder and Sess Satisfied, Study Finds” by Elise Hu. Sometimes you see posts of people doing other things you want to do or they have something you want. There is times when you might envy people because of that you feel bad or sad. “Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression,” People makes rumors about you or send you things just to bother