Social media use should be limited for teens due to unsafe content, increased anxiety and depression, along with dishonest individuals and other dangers. One reason that teens should have restraints for social media is that it contains risky and explicit content, and can make things seem more apparent than they really are in society. Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, all tend to have advertisements for the selling of products, especially aimed at teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). However, once clicked on, the user could be taken to sites that are possibly unsuitable for teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality.
Not only does this lower teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, it directly exert pressure on them. In the scholarly report, “Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenager”, the writer explains the long-term effects of using social media as a teenager and presents a few suggestions to facilitate the situation. One of the main focuses throughout this report is the unreal beauty standard posted all over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. While many compliment the aesthetic pictures and feed, they tend to ignore the fact that most famous accounts use computer applications, such as photoshop, before posting their final products. These exaggerated beauty standards are indirectly pressuring teenagers to focus more on their appearance and popularity.
However, others say that social media is beneficial for kids because researchers see them expressing themselves on it. There may be some reasons why social media is good for kids, but all and all social media is dangerous to the well-being and education of minors. To start with, social media is dangerous to kids that are online because people can be anonymous, predators, and/or cyberbullies. For example, Hinduja, a professor of criminal justice, at Florida Atlantic University says that about 20% of youth have been either victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying. Also, masking one 's identity on the internet make someone more likely to be a cyberbully (SIRS 1).
Therefore, they’re more vulnerable to low self-esteem, mental illness and peer pressure. Social media can easily cause anxiety, sleep problems, depression, suicide risk and in particular body image within young people. Today, adolescents are using their appearance on social media as a way to express their social relationships. Teenagers believe that gathering followers and likes on social media are what makes themselves popular. This could include applying makeup, adding or removing parts of their body or changing the colour of their skin.
Child pornography will be one of the leading things that they will be charged with according to “Sexting: Technology is Changing What Young People Share Online.” However many people do not know that their sexts, and receiving sexts from other adolescents is child pornography. About sixty-one percent of teens in a anonymous online survey say they did not know it was considered child pornography (Wallace). Which further shows how much these teens know about sextings consequences, and how to stop sexting. In some cases it shows that girls have a higher rate of sending photos (Trapp), and that boys are only the ones asking for them. Making no sense as how the girls are seen as sending them more than the boys asking for them.
Filmmakers use flowery words and provoking descriptions in order to get attention from the audiences. As a result, many people try to imitate what they had seen or heard from the media. For example, teenagers nowadays are dominated by fashion and brand names based on what their favorite celebrities are wearing. Some of them may copy the hairstyle of famous personalities or the stars from Hollywood (“Negative Influences of Media,” n.d.). Moreover, film and social media also influence younger teens' sex-related decisions.
Social media has a major influence on the young teenagers. It is the reason for many of the world´s problems and solutions and can be used to communicate and keep in touch with old friends, but it can at the same time also lead to stress and be used to spread hate. Social media affect everybody, especially teenagers. We should get rid of it before it is too late! One main reason is that using social media affects people, especially teenagers in a very bad way.
The use of social media has a negative effect on individual users because it can lead minors to alcohol consumption at a premature age, lead to a very high risk of cyberbullying, and also can lead to increased suicide risk among users. One negative effect of social media is the exposure of adolescents to alcohol and alcohol abuse. With social media connecting preteens and young adults, this increases the exposure to activities among peers and friends of users. This exposure leads to other users participating in beneficial activities such as sports, or in harmful activities such as drinking alcohol and participating in events while intoxicated. For example, noted by a study directed by Moreno towards the
Teenagers are willing to spend hundreds or perhaps thousands of Malaysia Ringgit for the merchandise and also the concert ticket. This culture also affect psychologically including changes in attitude and becoming more violent through fandom. OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS This research was conducted in order to identify whether this popular culture known as KPOP phenomenon brings more benefit or harm to teenagers. This research will reveal the pros and cons of this culture. On top of that, elaboration on how KPOP phenomenon influences the teenagers psychologically will be stated.
Peer pressure is generated among teenagers because of their desires of being liked. A website organized by The Nemours Foundation in the aim of educating children about their physical and mental health problems, the KidsHealth, advertises that it mainly because they worry whether they will be laughed at if they do not go along with the social group (2017). Besides, teenagers can also cause peer pressure when they are curious about trying new things that everyone around them does. They are especially vulnerable to peer pressure, because they just leave their parents and may have not yet established their own values about human relationships or the consequences of their behavior (Hartney, 2017). Therefore, in order to be fit to the groups, teens maybe willing to engage in some activities to gain positive impressions.