Essay On Social Media And Self Esteem

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For years people have played the “blame game” with media and its effects on society. It has been questioned whether the media helps or hurts more in its overall impacts. The media consists of magazines, advertisements, TV shows, and social pages such as Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, and Facebook, all in which society seems to be addicted to. The real question is, is having all of these sources of media positively or negatively affecting society? Some people blame the media for harming society by causing eating disorders and a low self esteem. On the other hand, many others believe that it helps society in ways such as keeping people physically fit and boosting self confidence by posting selfies. While society has its opinions on whether the media helps them or hurts them, it contributes both positive and negative impacts on body image and self esteem. To Selfie or not to Selfie With the rise of technology and the easy access the world has to the internet, social media had dramastically evolved and expanded over the past few decades. This social media allows us to share posts with the public, increase our followers, and increase our likes we …show more content…

Self esteem is a person’s overall evaluation of their own self-worth. By posting pictures of yourself online, you are helping yourself become more positive and happy with the way you look. The after effect of posting this picture can also leave a positive impact as well. The comments and likes left on your photo can boost self confidence and make you feel pride in yourself. According to Selfies are Good for Girls from Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context, “The selfie suggests something in picture form—I think I look [beautiful] [happy] [funny] [sexy]. Do you?—that a girl could never get away with saying. It puts the gaze of the camera squarely in a girl's hands, and along with it, the power to influence the photo's

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