Persuasive Essay On Social Media

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Car crashes. Anxiety. Depression. Does that sound worth it to you? What if someone told you social media can cause all of the above? Would you still spend 12 hours scrolling through Twitter that you do every day? Social media is like a gun, it can be used properly or used out of control. The best way to solve this issue is to limit it, not take it away. Social media can be used to further communication, or for harm, but it is up to the user to make that choice. Social media should be limited to 2 hours each day because of mental health concerns, socialization issues, and this limit still leaves room to spread goodness around the world. Because of mental health concerns, social media should be limited to 2 hours per day. According to Dr. Steiner-Adair,“Girls are socialized more to compare themselves to other people… to develop their identities” showing how some teenagers are getting their identities by constantly comparing and pretending to be someone they’re not (Article 1). Now, social media can also be a positive and uplifting place for teens to compliment each other. Amy Gonzales, professor at Indiana University’s Media School, conducted a research, testing self esteem when it came to social media and found that “college students who viewed their own Facebook profiles enjoyed a boost in self esteem afterward (Article 2).” While social media can make a person feel loved and uplifted, it can also open up doors for comparison and jealousy for many teens. If social media

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