People can lose security by having a social media account. Today, many social media account owners have talked to strangers on the Internet. According to a website called Child Abduction and The Internet, sixteen percent of teens are thinking about meeting strangers they talk to through social media. Eight percent of teens have already met with someone that they only know through the Internet. This can be very dangerous because many people make fake accounts pretending to be someone else.
This lack of real personal interaction is leading to feelings of isolation. On social media we generally see people having fun and who are happy. This is causing teens to become lonelier often times due to insecurities. They feel that are not as perfect as someone else online, which might even lead them to depression. This has a great impact on teens
Studies show a correlation between increased social media usage and depression and this can be of many reasons; first of is cyber-bullying. Many teenagers have been a victim of cyber-bullying and this is increasing, as bullies on social media don’t realize the damage of their words and actions as it is online. Many teenagers believe that what they say on social platforms doesn’t really matter, but what truly matters is what is said in face-to-face interactions. This is because people cannot see what’s happening on the other end of the screen therefore they post mean comments not realizing the damage they have done. The American College of Pediatricians “The Media, Children, and Adolescents” stated that “over half of adolescents state they have been bullied online and over 25 percent of adolescents state they have been bullied repeatedly through internet or on cell phones.” Secondly, when teenagers go on social platforms they compare their lives to filtered and unrealistic posts of their peers, this leads to envy of others and tends to produce feelings of depression which then transforms into major depression.
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.
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
Evidence shows that ordinary people are struggling with an addiction to their status online, which causes them to be distracted from the relationships around them. Along with this, depression has taken a presence among the social media population due to the pressure and comparison that comes from the public eye. Another startling aspect of social media is the permanent consequence that can come from controversial decisions, such as tweeting about transgender agendas or sending nude photos. While some people view the aspects of connectivity and business expansion that social media present as crucial to society, they are really not as important as commonly understood. Along with this, online networking provides a tendency for users to present themselves to man and not to God, which goes against what scripture teaches.
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.
The internet used to be a source for researching information, but today it is used as a battle field of hate and shame. Many people are using social media as a way of being spiteful and mean to others. People are sometimes being recorded against their will and placed on internet sites for other people to view. Some may see it as a funny joke, but the person who it is actually happening to sees it as humiliating and violating. The first example that Bennett used was about the Star Wars kid and how he not knowingly got filmed reenacting scenes from the Star Wars film.
Now a days, you can see people of all ages tapping away at their electronics. They are always using social media or other things, but most importantly, social media. According to “Teenage Social Media Butterflies May Not Be Such a Bad Idea” by Melissa Healy and “Antisocial Media” by Hilary Stout, They both talked about social media taking over the lives of children. They also describe how children cannot develop empathy for others or understand different emotions. How I feel about social media is that it is not good for children to use because it can affect them in the future.
Self-confidence is a trait most people may struggle with whether because they do not think they are good enough, or people make them feel inferior, and social media is a huge landmark of self-confidence issues for teens. Teens see all these things on social media, beautiful models, new phones and shoes, the latest trends and they feel they need to live up to these standards that social media has given them. In a journal article titled “Limiting Teen Use of Social Media” by Catherine Monroe states that causes of low self-esteem are, “Due to the fact that in today’s society teenagers are constantly on social media, they have become accustomed to comparing themselves to others and seeking approval from their peers.” Now, this is an obvious yet