In 2012, Medical News Today reported on a study suggesting “Facebook use may feed anxiety and increase a person's feeling of inadequacy.” As you see, the people who are just depending on social media, as Facebook, won’t want to meet people real live, you can find this kind of people around you. Social networking (Media) is addictive. People have their own reason to use social networking, according to one of social media report that 63% of Americans log on to Facebook daily, and 40% log on multiple times each day. Most of reason to use social media is just people want to check their friends news or look for funny stuff to kill time; I frequently look at my phone to check Facebook message or to look at Facebook for no reason it is difficult to stop using social media.
With that being said, teens have no privacy using these sites because all it takes is looking up someone to see a lot of their personal information. A good amount of teens also use these social networking sites to harass and bully other teens. “In a 2013 opinion piece for the Huffington Post, Randy Taran, founder of the nonprofit Project Happiness, asserted the anonymity and lack of accountability on some social networking sites and apps “bring out the worst of human nature”(Rai, Komal and Gurpreet Gill). The teens that are “bringing out the worst of human nature” are doing this by following the teens home. When someone signs up for a social media site that teen is allowing everyone and anyone who has that social networking site to access them, allowing bullies to follow the teens and attack them while they are at home as well.
Rebbeca Wever states “the tendency to check social media in our downtime, when we're more likely to be self-reflective, can make for some ugly juxtapositions” This is stating that teens often use social media in their down time when they have little to do, seeing things like models, celebrities, people traveling the world, or the clothes they have. Makes them gain lower self-esteem, thinking the way they’re living life or the things they’re doing aren’t enough. “There's a reason that teenagers in particular are prone to the feverish pursuit of valuation via social media. Prinstein says it's because the wide variety of regions in the brain that seek and deliver social rewards, including the part of the striatum called the nucleus accumbens, become supercharged at the adolescent transition. “( ) Social Rewards is common in teens, it’s similar to the feeling of being liked by everyone.
As time goes on, social media seems to be unraveling itself as a cool, yet controversial system of expression. The concept is rather simple- connecting with your mates, showing off your new car, blocking that creepy person who requested to follow you about 27 times, and anything else you can imagine. However, social media has created a social standard that people have embarked with it, and it is concerning enough to be brought to attention. Since the creation of social media, it has harmed society more than it has helped. Members, specifically teens, feel influenced by social media to make bad choices, be made vulnerable to hatred/bullying, and possibly even lose productive time.
Nowadays most people cannot go a day without posting something online or to text a friend who lives two houses away. Some people do not even care about their own privacy. They would post something personal just so that they can get likes or comments on it. Using social media will have some negative effect on social skills. It is causes cyberbullying and can also serve as a distraction.
Social media are always said to be a devil to people, especially teenagers, as they may be addicted to it and decrease their productivity. Students may not manage their time well due to social media, wasting most of their time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, but neither do revision on their study nor take a rest. Electronic gadgets are also blamed to be the cause of obesity in the society, as the numerous information over the internet will decrease people’s willingness to do exercise, or even leaving their home. Professions have also conducted different kinds of research and experiments to investigate and demonstrate the negative effects to our body status, so as to arouse public awareness and concerns, such as short- sighted, astigmatism, back pain and muscle ache. As we can see, most of the impact are focused on one’s physical health.
The main issue with this is that people typically use social media to highlight the best moments of their lives. Additionally, social media can show all the good parts of distant friends’ lives, which can cause jealousy or cause people to feel left out. Because other peoples’ lives seem perfect, “social media can cause people to become depressed because they believe that everyone else’s lives are more interesting and accomplished than theirs” (Durlofsky). One must be careful about how often they use social media to keep up with others as their only source of information. Because of the fragile mental state that social media has already caused, it can seem as though no one else has struggled.
The social media, such as Facebook and Twitter in common, has become a big part upon many lives, especially teens. To a certain extent, is has affected or hurt the body systems of many, such as the physical and the mental state of a person. Though I will be only looking at one aspect of social media which is Facebook, I am keen to find out what exactly causes an ‘addiction’ towards their users. It feels awkward to leave your smart phone behind at home these days. Your pocket feels empty when you don’t bring a phone along with you.
The Bad Effects of Social Media addict for Teenagers It is undeniable that nowadays increasingly sophisticated like the existence of social media that has been widespread in society, especially for teenagers. Although social media allows teenagers to interact socially whenever and wherever, unfortunately, spending too much time in front of the screen can actually reduce their ability to live their daily activities. Teenagers who have a hobby of playing social media continuously such as playing instagram, facebook, snapchat, line, and others will tend to have a lazy taste. And the feeling of laziness will greatly affect the teenagers themselves, such as late coming to school, tired easily in the move, and can not divide the time. Obviously it will be very disturbing teenagers will the world of their education, because by playing social media continuously can result in adolescents lack of sleep so tomorrow when going to school they will be late because of waking kesiangan.Terlebih again with the social media teens will tend to tire easily or drowsy because of playing social media so that teenagers will have trouble sleeping and eventually will stay up late at night even can not sleep at all due to the preoccupation of playing social media.
In extreme cases, the negative effect can even extend to suicide. Isolation Online ‘interaction’ with our ‘friends’ on social networks are the cause that we less and less time outdoors and with other human beings. The lack of physical contact with our with other people can result in many symptoms including depression, somatic symptoms, and anxiety. Accidental leakage of confidential information Many mistakes happen when confidential information is released online - and once it's out there, it cannot be taken back. Identity theft With personal information so easily available it can also be easily stolen.