Since teenagers spend the majority of their time on social media, there is less time for face to face interaction with family members or loved ones. 47% of social media users with ages between 18 and 34 reported that they use social media or they text during meals. Because they are detached from reality, many relationships can be affected by social media. Also, some of the major negative effect of social media is the lack of privacy and social detriments. Many teenagers are often too open to the public and they may be unaware that their personal information may be hacked and used by other people.
Teenagers are spending up to 8 hours on a TV or video game and this has become a problem to their education. "Lisa Hueckel a parent education specialist for St. Louis Children 's Hospital help line" states "Spending too much time online can begin to interfere with daily life especially for teens. Warning sings include having trouble getting up for school...."(Hueckel). When they don’t have a limit for online time, teenagers could stay up as late as they want and lose track of time. It 's concerning because without enough sleep students can fall behind in school, have behavior issues or even become sick because their body isn 't resting.
Teenagers are in an important stage of their growth, which means that they should get all the sleep they need. We need at least 9-10 hours of sleep and it’s proven that only 15% of teenagers get the amount of sleep they need. It’s important to sleep at the right amount of time to stay focused during the day and at school. According to the website Sleep Center it states that “ Teenagers that don’t get the sleep they need end up getting sleep disorder such as depression and other health issues” . Getting to bed late at night could affect your health.
School is not the only place that these kids will lose these skills because it can happen at home also. According to an article published by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, fifty-three percent of teens are using social media for fifteen minutes every night before bed. These teenagers
Occasionally, social media can help us with homework, and allow us to communicate with others. Yet, despite its positive impact, it also has negative influences on society. Look at all the people who have their ears plugged with earphones, fingers flying, and a distraught look on their face when their parents tell them to do something. This results in bad behavior which can causes social issues and rifts between family and friends and possibly lead to inactivity and obesity in youths. Overall, I believe social media is bad for teens.
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
Most people believe that school start times don’t affect teenagers or any kids, but come to find out it affects teenagers the most. Over the years there have been many debates about school starting later and if it really helps or not. Teenagers should get at least 8.5 to 10 hours of sleep each night, but the common teenager gets 5 to 7 hours each night. School should start at 8:30 am or later, to improve: homework and test performance, teen car accidents, drug usage in teens. Teens have been known for being lazy when it comes to homework and test because they claim they are “tired”or they say “I’ve had a long day”.
When I had been using social media I had been always seeing and having good times with my friends, being able to chat and talk to them had really helped my out and made my life easier. However, I would always see at least 10 or more things talking about another person in a harmful way, and one of these comments had struck one of my friends so hard, that the next day, she herself had committed suicide. Social media is harmful to society and to those who use it in the wrong way. The reasons for this are because it hurts social skills, marriages become ruined or relationships get hurt, as well as hurts self-esteem, and causes future problems. According to "My Secure Cyberspace", Teens spend 79 percent of their time on social media, meaning that social media would play a big role in the life of a teen.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites are godsends to kids and teens. By just opening an app or a website, they can communicate with and learn about all the people who are important to them (at least those who are signed in to the same network). Not only that, these ages are the times when teen wants to associate with their new friends, new school world and new environment which are far from their parents. Therefore, knowing what is going on with friends and what they are thinking or feeling can be addicting. Furthermore, teen’s health will also be influenced badly.
Despite those claims teens that overuse the internet begin to build bad habits like checking their phones every 5 minutes or having it in their hand all day. Parents should be smart to only allow them to use their phones at a certain time. That way they are more social with their peers and the quality of the way they grasp information at school increases. To elaborate teens do not know how impactful the web can be. "Rumors of a possible crime spread, and people, often with little reliable information, quickly took sides.