The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens it can show you one thing and be the other leaving the other person embarrassed or seriously messed up depending the issue. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. A majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world today but its relevant because of the social media. In this day and age kids need to be worried about what they post. Any little small thing can be pulled up from years ago and backfire on you.
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. In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”, Jean M. Twenge compares iGen to previous generations. The smartphone and social media define “iGen”, the generation born between 1995 to 2012. Twenge accuses smartphones for sleep deprivation, anti-socialization, courtship, sexual activities, and poor mental health. The omnipresence of the smartphone affects adolescents in every section of the United States, regardless of social class and ethnic background.
Peers take a great affect on teenagers. People online hide behind the screen, saying anything that comes to their mind. Unfortunately, they tend to pick anything that is "different". In this day in age, being transgender is not uncommon. But, teenagers still feel the need to destroy their dignity, when all these teenagers want is to be happy.
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.
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.
Social media is a dangerously easy platform for bullying—which is more commonly known as cyberbullying, as it is not done in person but through the cyberspace. Because there is now the ability to be anonymous, many kids no longer fear speaking out harsh and cruel words towards others. There are many outcomes that come as a result of cyberbullying. People can become depressed, angry, and frustrated. Many bullied kids have reported losing interest in school, activities, friends, and some even have suicidal thoughts.
As of 2004, an i-Safe America survey found that 42% of kids have been bullied online, while a greater 53% have admitted to cyberbullying someone else online; even still, 58% have opted to not share such experiences with their parents or an adult. Keep in mind that these statistics were discovered before Facebook and Twitter. The rise of the Internet and its solidified role in our modern lives have led to many discussions and arguments on the web - as well as the insults and harassment they produce. Cyberbullying is extremely pervasive among teenagers and often inflicts more damage than other types of bullying; attackers can be anonymous and strike whenever they please, creating both short-term and long-term problems for young people everywhere.
Although social networking can be good to stay connected with friends and family, schools should ban social networking because it can be used to cyberbully, receive online advertising that is inappropriate for their age, teens admitted to lying about their age to gain access to websites. The first reason why Students shouldn’t have phones in school is because kids can use their phones to cyberbully. I notice that people in my class are always on there phones texting, on social media. They might be on their phones, bullying someone else. Phones can be used to be mean to others so I think if the teachers ban them the bullying
This paper analyzes the effects technology has on mental health. When overused, without face to face communication, one may experience anxiety and stress. A study from the American Phycology Association states that most teenagers use social media, teenagers are especially vulnerable to these effects because technology surrounds them in their day lives. When using social networking, or technology in general, while maintaining face to face socialization one can also sustain their health. How Social Media and Technology Affects Mental Health Add to your intro.
A Critique of “Is Social Media Ruining Our Kids” by Sreedhar Potarazu The main vision of secure environment for teenagers has passed through various stages in the last decades. The inclusion of the technology as an inseparable part of our lives challenges the standards of this safe environment and makes it difficult or even impossible to guarantee the security of the children. In other words, the increasing role of social media poses a dangerous threat to the safety of adolescents both physically and psychologically by means of easy access to the activities that provoke a high level of stress, aggression, and diseases. Since the online performances of the kids are not observed by parents accurately, they are more susceptible