Even though, they may try to look confident in front of the bullies, on the inside they are really hurting. As states by the Forbes website, being depressed can affect a child’s self-esteem and victims don’t see any hope in their life. (How do bullies lower self-esteem?
Some people prefer that social media have some good effects for children, while others believe that social media only can harm children. In the ultimate analysis. Actually, on balance analysis, I agree that social media causes bad effects for teenager because social media take up a lot of time for children to study, and have a bad influence on the development of their body and mind health. Parents wonder if their children’s constant use of Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat is healthy. Teenagers talk about the pressure to post the perfect photo or to compete with the perfect lives their friends present on the Internet.
Since early school start times have already proven to cause depression and anxiety among students, it is common that because of it, suicidal thoughts can generate as well. In a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, they found that “Adolescents that go to sleep at midnight or later are also more likely to suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts”(Start Times are Unhealthy to Students). While suicidal thoughts can lead to serious long-term problems for a specific student, but for those around them as well. Likely the most effective reason why schools should push back their start times is that of the fact that they pose a problem to teenage drivers. Findings made by the American Academy of Sleep Societies say that “There are data that demonstrate that lack of sleep has negative consequences for teens," he said.
Many teenagers get stuck into this mess because of peer pressure and the influence of tobacco advertising. Smoking also causes many devastating health problems that can affect their whole lives. Some want to quit smoking, but it is very difficult. We need to help any of these teenagers that need help to quit smoking. Even if every person helps one person, soon there will no more teenager smokers.
Many teens become depressed because of the comments and remarks made on social media. There are many consequences when it comes to teen depression. Some may be serious, mild, and fatal. Self-harm is a huge part in dealing with depression in a bad way, they want anything other than being depressed so they choose to harm themselves. Most people with depression become irritable and angry at everything, this causes them to be violent with others.
Teens are beginning to focus on celebrities more than their families. Some teens are more likely to listen to words of their favorite celebrities than their own parents, according to an article in “Renew” magazine by Barbara Theodosiou, founder of the Addict’s Mom organization (Martinez). As the child becomes more and more focused on the celebrity rather than the family, they become lonely. This also makes the family sad as they see the child begin to isolate themselves. When the child is manipulated into doing bad actions, the family begins to feel sorrowful.
But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being. In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”, Jean M. Twenge compares iGen to previous generations. The smartphone and social media define “iGen”, the generation born between 1995 to 2012. Twenge accuses smartphones for sleep deprivation, anti-socialization, courtship, sexual activities, and poor mental health. The omnipresence of the smartphone affects adolescents in every section of the United States, regardless of social class and ethnic background.
This movie brought a big controversy among parents of teens because they see that there is teen against teen violence. Parents are worried and cautious of their child's lives because of this controversy. "Killing of teens by other teens has lead to media appearances by child psychologists discussing the potential effect on younger viewer and cultural critics weighing in more generally,"( Brian Bethune). The Hunger Games and many other books/movies are a violent representation of a fictional world that shouldn't be seen by younger viewers.
Beautiful young people are developing eating disorders and even taking their own lives as a result of constantly comparing themselves to people who lead a fake life on social media. This creates the desire for adolescents to be perfect. There is always the feeling that they could be better. They feel as if they are never enough, As Alice Walton writes in the article, “6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health”, “comparing our lives with others is mentally unhealthy.” When one is constantly comparing themselves to others, it will cause them to feel like they are not good enough. Growing up this way has caused teens to develop anxiety around other people, due to the thought that they
Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction. Measurements demonstrate that drug abuse is a developing issue among teenagers. Drugs should be forbidden all over the world because for teenagers it destroys their social life. On the other hand, many teenagers believe that it should remain because it helps them to cover from painful memories in their past. Despite the many causes and effects of drug abuse, two of the main causes are Lack of parent to child communication and low self-esteem and two of the main effects are Health problems and Behavioral problems.
The drinking age is at 21 but, some are voting to bring down to 18. The drinking age starts at 21 for a reason and needs to stay where it is. Alcohol is poisonous at any age but, it can be more harmful to a developing brain and a teenager finding a new life. It’s extremely easy to numb the annoyance of life with alcohol and many people have become addicted to the escape. In this country our children are not ready to drink at 18, we have a different system and different children.