“The Impact of Social Media on Teenagers” Social Media has changed our lives. Social media has definitely made us closer to other parts of the world. We are able to contact with each other all around the world with one click of a button. Nowadays teenagers are known to be one of the heaviest users of social media nowadays.Social Media may have its positive aspects, but can also affect teenagers negatively. Being able to contact with someone around the world who you may not know could be unbelievably dangerous.
Heidi Cohen (marketer for Citibank and The Economists) explains that it is quite difficult to define social media marketing since the social media environment continues its expansion and change. Social media marketing has numerous benefits such as: brand credibility, increase in sales, increased exposure, strong online presence which enhances the company’s reliability, reduced market costs, rapid access to consumer feedback and a strong business-client relationship. At the beginning, online social platforms targeted a young audience (teenagers and young people in their early and mid-twenties), but now they are attracting other demographic groups as well. As a consequence, the online environment is filled with career-based social networks,
The Influence of Social Media on Teenagers Saeeda Buti Saeed - GEN 103 The Influence of Social Media on Teenagers As far as the impact of recent technologies is concerned, especially on life and the behaviours of the younger generation, a necessary pause is obligatory in the social media networking that have been used recently by large segments of the population, especially children and teenagers. Legitimacy It is known that each technique uses can be perfect or imperfect according to its contents and uses, but we aim to monitor the effects that these network can have on mental health, social and ethical, especially for the younger generation, which is the largest user of this It is obvious that parents and educators underestimate
." (298). Facebook being an essential object for teens today and there have been plenty of complaints about it as well. My stand on the matter is that Facebook is an essential part of many teens lives, and without it they would not have the interesting conversation they have nor, the friendships either, they would not even have the knowledge they consumed on Facebook as well. The development of social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook, etc., has developed very rapidly both among children or teens.
The second article “The Upside of Selfies: Social Media isn’t all bad for Kids” by Kelly Wallace is about who social media can help teens and there problems around the world for teens”. Firstly social media is a dark place where teens can go and learn things and do things for fame that they should not do because it can harm them. The first example of this is in paragraph 4 of “Student Examines Negative Effects of Social Media on Teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky it states “They also put too much effort into following trends they see online instead of being themselves.” This shows that the internet can harm teens and have an effect on them teens are putting social media before themselves and others. All because of some of the trends it is making people so obsessed with social media. Some teens are getting hurt because of some of the trends they are doing to be popular and some of these trends can and will kill you.
INTRODUCTION As of 2015 more than two billion of the world’s population have an active social media account. Social media has become a necessity in many young adults’ lives; this can have both positive and negative effects on their lives. Merriam Webster (n.d.) defines social media as “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content”. The use of social media among adolescence has been rapidly growing over the last decade. There have been many debates on whether social media has a positive or negative effect on our lives.
After reading the two articles, it has been concluded that social media can be harmful; but, there is more evidence to support that social media can be beneficial. One of the pieces of evidence to support that social media can be beneficial is it helps kids that have anxiety or have self image problems. According to the text,”..self help tab that will help pull up websites such as the National Eating Disorder Association ad suicide hotlines…”. This shows that people have made a place to go from social media to help others, and direct them to a place of comfort, and that helps the kids out. The text states,”..one if five said social media makes them feel more confident, compared with the 4% who said it makes them feel less so.” The reader can infer that people with self-body insecurities can feel more confident and feel better about their body, and live a happier life, all because of social media.
To be exact this is the new way to socialize for the youth and also a platform for them to express themselves. Social network sites offer users to chat, share thoughts, videos, pictures and even discuss on social issues. These features attract youth to continuously interacting through social media in their daily life (Ahn, 2011). However, it has more disadvantages rather than advantages to youth which will be discussed briefly in the next paragraph. 2.0 Effects on youth Cyberbullying by using social network sites (SNS) as a medium of threating people is one of the negative implication might occur.
In negative perspective, a films that display acts of extreme violence and sex have a followers especially teenagers who can’t differentiate good or bad impact for their life. The ability of media to influence and form a personal view in any matter such as when the media display the kindness the government to give a subsidy and ease the people 's burden will
Social media can give voice to the voiceless, accelerate and aid learning, and help people to feel supported and uplifted. Yet social media can also have a range of negative effects on teenagers, which include: 1. Brain Development: Social media can play a major role in a child’s environment and subsequently affect their developing brain by impacting how it processes information, reacts to situations, and remembers events. Current research indicates that a child’s brain development is shaped by social media use and exposure in the following ways: • Adolescents suffering from internet addiction may, over time, experience structural changes in their brain and have lower grey matter. Teens who suffer from other addictive tendencies (i.e substance dependency) may, therefore, be predisposed to becoming addicted to social media and the