Essay On Social Media Good Or Bad

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Social Media: a Good or a Bad Influence in the Development of Children and Teenagers? Lotte in de Weij (2060965) 21COMJ2A1 Brigitte van Pelt-Hinkle Avans University of Applied Science Social Media: a Good or a Bad Influence in the Development of Children and Teenagers? Nowadays 98% of young people are using social media. Teenagers between 18 and 24 years old used social media in 2012 for 16,8 hours a week, today this is already 23,1 hours a week. Children between 6 and 10 years spent about two hours a day using social media and at a very young age they get a smartphone. Everything indicates that social media is increasing among children and teenagers. It is unnecessary that children and teenagers are using social media very often. Social media has more negative effects than positive effects. Especially when children and teenagers used it frequently. This isn’t good for anyone. This paper will show that social media has a negative impact on children and teenagers. It is important to take a look at this ‘problem’, because it is a rapidly growing problem. And as already told there are more negative effects than positive effects about social…show more content…
At a very young age they can encounter all sorts of things, which are not favorable for their development. These unqualified media can influence the emotions, attitudes and behavior of children and teenagers. They may get a wrong idea of reality; they can be shown wrong exemplary behavior or it is possible that social media creates a lot of emotions, just because children and teenagers are faced with many terrible things at a very young age (Nikken, 2007). The behavior of children and teenagers can also be affected by seeing violence on television or on their smartphone, for example. Nowadays it is possible to see fifteen aggressive acts per hour on television (Greenberg,
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