Negative Effects Of Social Media

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Since 2017, there are 2.46 billion social media users. Many people use social media to follow their friends, and some people use social media to brighten others’ day. After reading one of the article,” Student examines negative effects of social media on teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky, which discusses the harmful side of social media, and talks about how it affects kids. After reading the other article“The Upside of Selfies: Social media isn’t all bad for kids”, by Kelly Wallace (CNN), which shows that social media can be beneficial to teens,and how it helps them. After reading the two articles, it has been concluded that social media can be harmful; but, there is more evidence to support that social media can be beneficial. One of the pieces of evidence to support that social media can be beneficial is it helps kids that have anxiety or have self image problems. According to the text,”..self help tab that will help pull up websites such as the National Eating Disorder Association ad suicide hotlines…”. This shows that people have made a place to go from social media to help others, and direct them to a place of comfort, and that helps the kids out. The text states,”..one if five said social media makes them feel more confident, compared with the 4% who said it makes them feel less so.” The reader can infer that people with self-body insecurities can feel more confident and feel better about their body, and live a happier life, all because of social media. The text “The

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