Essay On Social Media Affecting Teenagers

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Is Social Media Harming Teens In Daily Life? In this new era of technological advancement, we have all kinds of new benefits, but the downsides of these things have been neglected. The most common of them being, smart phones and laptops. Through smart phones and laptop, we discovered new forms of communication and entertainment. One of them being the social media, from which you can chat with your friends or you, can use it as a source of entertainment. But many people have argued with us whether it is good for us or bad for us. In the early days of social media, people thought that it actually helped us a lot, for example, we could chat with our friends on the go and people thought it brought people together. As time passes on, questions are being raised on the true impact of social media on teens. I believe that social media is indeed harming today’s teenagers. Most people say that social media is responsible for most of the depression in teens. In a study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health in UK, from the 1500 teens between ages 14-24 that were surveyed, most of them showed that social media had a negative effect on mental health. According to the report, the…show more content…
According to the huffingtonpost.com one of the biggest reasons why social networks are causing isolation in teens is because real social skills are not being used to interact with other people. Teens today do not know how to make new friends due to the digital age of social networks. There is also the issue of maintaining the friendships, which often times is just done through social networks as opposed to hanging out with their friends in real life. The lack of real personal interaction with these friends leads to feelings of isolation. From isolation, a person can develop mood disorders such as depression. Isolation can also lead to stress related conditions such as heart
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