Cyberbullying is actually a really big issue for kids and teens today. It is easier to get cyber bullied today and to cyber bully than it was about 10 years ago thanks to cell phones. Cell phones and smartphones can connect to the internet and to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where lots of cyberbullying takes place. This is one of the reasons why many parents do not allow their children to have a phone or even a social media account. These parents are afraid of the risks of giving their children access to a phone and/or a social media account.
Nowadays, social media has become a huge part of the lives of the people in this generation. Us, the millennial, are born in an era of rapid advances in technology. Since a really young age we are taught to use a variety of these innovations such as computers, video games, and televisions. It has become part of our DNA’s and our daily lives to use technology and what comes with it, social media. These two things have created a sense of dependence in millennial that basically we can say that our smartphones and computers are a part of us.
However, there are several action can take to overcome the smartphone addiction. The smartphone addiction problem can caused health problem to teenager. The excessive use of smartphone can lead to eye problem. Long-time focusing on the smartphone tiny screen can cause the eye to be discomfort. According to Amanda (2014), eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eye are the effect of spending too much time on starting smartphone.
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.
We may say that its mode of usage depends on the users itself. Yes, this indeed holds true to a great extent. Social crime and violence arising among the younger generations due to the excessive usage and obsession related to this technology is an issue that is known to almost all of us. It is surely the fastest medium through which someone’s privacy can be breached. Not only crimes it does limit itself, but youths demanding for latest smartphones from their parents at a tender age, even without being aware of its usage, is too common; which many a time possess a problem for the parents.
Social media is tool that many would describe as useful, but the real question is to what extent. While social media platforms help individuals sell themselves for social networking, it holds negative effects towards adolescents. In today’s society it is quite common to see an eight year old with a smartphone, an eight year old! Technology is a beautiful thing, but the saying is “two steps forward one step back.” As social media sites become more popular and easier to access, the concern shifts towards what is exposed to children online and how this affects them. The age for owning a smartphone continues to get gotten younger and younger.
A recent problem that has formed from online use is cyberbullying, which teens who spend most of their time online have a strong possibility of running into. Overall the biggest problems that frequent online users find themselves with include a lack of real life social skills, limited exercise, and the possibility of experiencing cyberbullying. Teenagers who spend most of their time online often avoid interactions with people in real life, making it difficult for them to develop important social skills. Social media has made it possible for teens to talk to anyone around the world. Some teens may find it easier to talk to people online through chatrooms then it in real life, so many of them may just resort to just talking to people online.
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. 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.
Internet actually can be very useful, entertaining, and helpful for the society. Unfortunately, many people can't handle it so they get addicted and start to absorb the negative impacts from the internet more than the positive impact. People should stop and get out from this addiction or else our generation will be in danger so start to do something productive, find new thing outside the internet, and interact with people more. Internet is not bad, it's just depends on the way you use
Talking in real life becomes a tough decision that not every young adult makes. Teenagers also become less creative and copy material from the internet without any problems, sometimes without an understanding of what is written. Nowadays, plagiarism has increased, meaning that the internet has a bad influence on teenagers and their way of thinking and managing things. It is evident that the internet is an addiction for many of teenagers. However, going online does not necessarily bring only advantages, it also has many disadvantages such as: cyber bullying, health problems and problems with school.