Teens are most likely wasting time on social media instead of using that time wisely on school work, or things that need to be done. For example, according to an article titled " Social Media Can Be Both Bummer And Boon For The Brain." The University of California, Berkeley 's Greater Good Science Center published a column but within a sort text it said, "Social media platforms have become a huge part of the lives of young adults and teens: 45 percent of teenagers report they use apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every day." Also this article states, "When we accept that it is here to stay, we can also see it as a new opportunity for connection and mindfulness." Social media is harmful to out society.
Has the rise of internet accessibility caused a decline in the mental health of teenagers? The internet is being used by what seems to be everyone around us. It 's everywhere we go and it’s only going to grow. There has been recent controversy on whether or not this is a good or bad thing. So, is the rise of internet accessibility caused a negative impact in teens mental health?
Electronic communication is affecting young teen’s social skills world wide which, will affect future performance during adulthood. How are young teens supposed to polish and perfect much needed face-to-face social skills if they rely on digital friendship? Even teens grades have dropped from excessive time spent on social media and texting. “In his article The Effects of Social Media on Teenagers, Chris Crosby bemoans this negative impact on teenager 's social skills and alludes to evidence to back it up. According to him, "Various reports suggest that about eighty-three percent of American youth use their phones for email, mobile internet, and texting [...] Researchers have found that the middle- school, high school, and college students who used Facebook at least once during a 15-minute period get lower grades overall.” Not only that but, young teens are becoming socially impaired, unable to detect certain social cues.
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.
During the past decades, the utilization of social media has become a fundamental lifestyle and part of communication among young adults, teenagers and even for some mature adults. Among the diverse social media sites, Facebook rules with over a billion users (Facebook, 2015). According to March 2014 statistics, Facebook has over 1.3 billion monthly active users and around 83.5% of daily active users who are found outside Canada and United States of America (Facebook, 2015). It is estimated that over 7000 billion minutes are spent every month on Facebook (Facebook, 2011). Facebook remains the most popular and largest social site among its closest competitors around the world such as Twitter, You tube and Instagram (Wong, 2014).
Introduction Since technology has developed faster and faster these years, there are lots of data transfer though Internet. Not only information that we need or news of the city, but also our personal data including our email address, phone number or even credit card number. For this generation, who grew up with social networking websites and apps, companies usually use customers' personal data for advertising or analytics. Some of the teenagers are even willing to share all information about themselves. In view of this, cultural analysts have argued that privacy is less importance to them.
Social media and networking provides a distraction from life. Social media spreads information faster than any other media. However social media enables the spread of false information and 64% of people that use twitter have experienced the same thing. 31% of teens say that using social media during homework reduces the quality of their work. Students who used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 while non-users had an average GPA of 3.82.
Not only does this lower teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, it directly exert pressure on them. In the scholarly report, “Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenager”, the writer explains the long-term effects of using social media as a teenager and presents a few suggestions to facilitate the situation. One of the main focuses throughout this report is the unreal beauty standard posted all over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. While many compliment the aesthetic pictures and feed, they tend to ignore the fact that most famous accounts use computer applications, such as photoshop, before posting their final products. These exaggerated beauty standards are indirectly pressuring teenagers to focus more on their appearance and popularity.
Approximately ninety-two percent of teenagers check social media at least once a day. This means that only eight percent can resist the urge to go online every day. This is a shocking fact because about twenty years ago most teenagers did not even have social media. It is bad enough that teenagers are on social media at every possible time they can spare during the day, but they also feel the need to check them at night. Studies show that when teenagers engage on social media apps at night it can increase the danger of getting depression and anxiety.
Nowadays students prefer to take a picture of whats is written on the board than to have a note . Students should know that technology can have serious and long-term consequences which students should avoid them.Its very important to know that technology easy changes a brain of students in young age. An article in Psychology Today says that the use of technology can alter the actual wiring of the brain. More than a third of children under the age of two use mobile media. That number only increases as children age, with 95% of teens 12-17 spending time online.