The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens it can show you one thing and be the other leaving the other person embarrassed or seriously messed up depending the issue. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. A majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world today but its relevant because of the social media. In this day and age kids need to be worried about what they post. Any little small thing can be pulled up from years ago and backfire on you.
Since new media is so widely used by youths (of age 16 to 30), the way they obtain their information as well as their thinking process may differ from the older generation. Therefore, religion may seem far-fetched to most youths. This research is important
“Our online friends don’t give us the feelings as friends we have seen and know personally”(Forbes. Forbes Magazine). This is why friendships made through the Internet are weak and easily breakable. We as humans need face-to-face contact to truly understand and bond with someone; without it, we feel lonely, knowing they are not truly the person we think they are. Therefore technology isolates us from human contact and eventually, we will become lonely.
Since social media came around , there’s have been a decrease in real-life conversations , More people are building a relationship online and drifting away from the real world. It's starting to cause a lack of face to face communication.Teenagers don't even pay attention to the outside world or their surroundings when they’re on their phones.You get easily distracted when you are on your phone. Also technology causes you to miss out on your sleep and losing sleep have negative effects on your brain. It causes you to lose brain tissue and if you do not get your 7 hours of sleep you might suffer from bad moods.While Teenagers feel that social media is more important than the real world. The internet has a negative effect on social media because it can take over brain cells , become more addictive and teenagers spend more time on social media than having
Social networking also provokes cyberbullying and it spreads false information. Students go on social media too much and it results in them getting lower grades. They tend to not be focused on the task at hand and end up not getting their homework or whatever they’re working on completed. Also, some users bully others online and it affects the victim's life severely. Commenting something inappropriate could spread to many people's lives and could hurt lives in ways that people don’t know.
Technology, ever changing and adapting in our modern world is now a common place in almost every child 's daily life is a hotly debated topic. Children now a-days have access to more technology and new platforms of social media than any generation before them. This provides unheard of opportunities for learning and growth but potentially altering a child 's social development in the process. Prosocial behavior including extending friendships and creating engaging platforms can benefit social development while negative influences and lack of real world connections can hinder proper social development. The documentary "Growing Up with Gadgets" created by Casey Kanode, explores this argument by following his second-grade niece in her classroom full of technology and then on a hike to facilitate her use of technology outdoors to further her learning.
During this time children and young adults are easily influenced, due to their exposure to new people and ideas. Children and teens biggest influence comes from fellow peers and public figures. The individuals watched/followed by children influence the development of their character. One of the biggest social media platforms used today is YouTube. YouTube allows for individuals to post content regarding themselves to broad audiences.
This is because people do not understand how to avoid these topics and social media sites can easily find a way to minimize these situations. “Clearly social media is inadvertently leaving youth susceptible to become overly self-conscious, anxious and ultimately depressed” (Amedie 5). Lack of trust and comfort leads to anxiety and depression. “Social media is robbing us of trust and comfort we once placed in one another, replacing the human fellowship, physical and emotional support we once drew from each other with virtual connection” (Amedie 4). Social media has supposedly caused people to be antisocial which could lead to anxiety because of the fear to interact with another person.
The power of social medium application is that they present a compilation of tools that learners can combine and competition to best suit their individual education styles and enlarge their educational accomplishment. The social networking sites focal point greatly on construction online community with ordinary welfare or actions. Social networking sites also can assist students get bigger management skill, from low-level arrangement and organizing to activities that promote social change and democratic engagement. Social media tools and network sites hold up students to connect with each other and to commune and allocate their originality. On one hand, the positive feature of online community is that youths can employ them for educational support and hold (Lusk, 2010).
Online social media is a term used to describe the interaction and activities between individuals or groups of people, exchanging different ideas over the internet. Social media has a huge and significant impact on young people as they are gaining popularity all over the world. Children grow up in an environment surrounded by smart mobile devices, computers and interactive social networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Social media became a vital aspect in not only teenagers but also the life of adults. Singapore has an average population of 5.4 million people and there are 4 million users of Internet.