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.
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.
“It found that the more time teens spend on social media, the more likely they are to feel depressed and have problems sleeping”(2). Parents should take their children electronics before they sleep. Parents shouldn’t let their teens check their social media before they fall asleep because there could be something that will make the teen stay up and tired and depressed for that night. It is scientifically proven that when you fall asleep with stress it could kill you. Social media isn’t just all cons there are all pros in social media.
Usage of Youtube negatively affects teenagers causing them struggles in life. Youtube has been affecting teenagers safety, school work, and life style. Youtube is great yet it creates a giant distraction for teens. Youtube may be one the greatest teaching tools there could be available out there right now. You go onto to it, search up what you’re researching about and if there 's a video available about your topic, you watch the video and someone literally tells you all the information you need, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for you look to the side for other video clips.
Within the past few years seventy-five percent of adolescents are the main uses of social media, making them exposed to sexting (Ramasubbu). Such platforms as these are providing a playing field for these sext acts to occur, and thus creating a network of peer pressure to sext. The truth of this situation is harsh, but needed as adolescent girls are the ones that are targeted and pressured into sending nude photos. And they do not think that any of this will be beneficial to them, and often do not think of it as a positive experience, unlike their male counterparts (Rettner). Which leaves the adults to believe that the girls are the ones that provoke this kind of behavior out of the boys, and are responsible for the actions that occur.
My positive reaction to the film is that finally somebody showed how social media is controlling teenagers. I consider this a positive reaction because now young adults will see how brand are in control today with the help of social media. My negative reaction to this film is that unfortunately, teenagers will think that being shown in the film is cool and they will continue to follow the young adults that come out in the film and continue to be obsessed with likes. The passages that created the most impact on me was how social media uses all the data coming from the “Like” button to make actual currency. I cannot believe that kids do everything to become famous and be liked by others and they do not even see that brands are using them to sell their products.
Additionally, a huge amount of people enjoy instagram because of the likes, especially teenagers. Instagram has caused a negative effect on society throughout the years. Instagram has one of the biggest impacts on the teen brain. Most teenagers enjoy instagram because of the likes they get on pictures. Lauren Sherman states, "When teens learn that their own pictures have supposedly received a lot of likes, they show significantly greater activation in parts of the brain 's reward circuitry," (Sherman).
As some teens are exposed to their phones and celebrities most of the day, they are influenced into thinking that only the celebrities way of thinking is ethical. Teens are even looking up to these “perfect” celebrities which is affecting their self-respect. These celebrity role models are even going as far as separating and dividing some families. Celebrity role models negatively impact children's lives and have
According to Canneil University’s (Steven Strogatz, 2005), “Social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media”. When the young people prioritise these less than meaningful relationships, the more important connections like parents-children and sisters-brothers relationship will weaken because the less they communicate with each other, the higher the risk for the meaningful relationship to be damaged. They also score low in schools because of the distractions like video games, watching videos, and chatting with known and unknown person in social media sites. People never realise that all of these kind of distractions are actually the distractions that they created themselves. Young people may cause their future to be beaten by their own current attitude because ‘how’ they think now is ‘how’ they are going to be in the
This extremely typical scenario is all-too familiar to the average teen, and reflects the idea that technology is negatively affecting millions of global citizens. To aid in the battle against teenage technology addiction, schools should participate in the national “Shut Down Your Screen Week” to make students more aware of technology’s negative impacts on social lives, the distractions it causes, and the effects it has on students’ focus and productivity levels. When it comes to the downsides of technology, perhaps the most substantial consequence is the lasting impact it can have on teenagers’ social lives. The Associated Press says, “[Teens] are so emotionally connected to