Negative And Negative Effects Of Social Media

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In this day and age, social media is an important aspect of most people’s lives. Especially, for the lives of the younger generation. More than 76 percent of the American population uses social media. If you ask anyone from the of ages thirteen and above, almost all of them will say that they have at least one account on a social media platform. And, with the amount of social platforms there are today, it’s not surprising. It is such a widely accepted concept that it is more surprising for someone to not have a social media account. For years, there have been many debates about the negative and positive effects of social media on the individuals who use social media platforms.

On one hand, there is so much damage social media can do to a person’s psyche. Cyber bullying is such a big problem in our society because of social media. It makes it easier for someone to say demeaning things to others. People can insult and make fun of others without fear because they can hide behind their anonymity. There are probably instances where someone does not even intend to hurt someone’s feelings. It could be something that was meant to be joke or posted without someone’s knowledge or consent. In either situation you can’t control what other people want to share. For some, bullying others online is easier because they don’t have to worry about the consequences. They don’t have to think about how badly their words offended a person. They choose to believe that just because they didn’t

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