Negative Effects On Social Media

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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. A fifth of secondary pupils wake up in the middle of the night to make sure they are not missing out on any online conversations. Teenagers need about 9.5 hours of sleep each night, yet they are only getting around 7.5 hours of sleep, because they stay up to chat with their friends. Social media has a negative impact on the lives on teenagers. Social media has a huge impact on school performance. Teenagers are not concentrating in class to their full potential. Students typically prefer to chat on social media for hours. This is a waste of time as they could have been studying, doing homework or playing outside. Children’s handwriting is not as good as it should be as they spend more time typing on keyboards than writing with a pen on paper. Their 'obsession ' with social media is affecting their concentration in class. The habits that children now learn are mostly affected by their friends and less by their parents or
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