It is said 92% of teens have online access; in this, the most common social media platform being Facebook at 71%. This is continued by Instagram at 52% and Snapchat at 44% (“Teen Cell Phone Addiction”). Another suggestion for hindering excessive cell phone usage is to remove these distracting applications. This would allow the user to avoid automatically going to these applications. This is also a tie to the out of sight, out of mind idea; removing applications from the forefront is what can hinder excessive amounts of time spent
In Nicholas Carr’s article, “How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds” (November 10, 2017) Carr discusses the implications of allowing our smartphones to have such a huge effect on our lives. Smartphones serve many purposes, and have created massive societal effects throughout the world despite being introduced roughly only two decades ago. One can converse with anyone in the world at any given moment, they can watch any television show they want, and they can receive alerts so they no longer have to put effort into remembering things themselves. However, with so much control over people’s own lives, one begins to wonder about the negative consequences of the smartphones themselves. Carr brings up the question of how our minds can be negatively affected by this when he asks, “So what happens to our minds when we allow a single tool such dominion over our own perception and cognition?” While Carr is aware that the smartphone serves a countless number of useful purposes and tasks, he believes we should think deeper about the lesser known effects of our smartphones which people so easily allow to take over their lives.
People might hide behind their screens with the illusion of a perfect life, but at some point in life, one has to walk out the cave and experience the real world. Jonathan Franzen knows that quitting the social medias is not just a walk in the park for the youth. “We can all handle being disliked now and then because there’s such an infinitely big pool of potential likers. But to expose your whole self, not just the likable surface, and to have it rejected, can be catastrophically painful.” The fact that Jonathan Franzen is aware of the emotions that are bounded to the social media makes the audience feel safe. To motivate the audience, even more, Jonathan Franzen elaborates on his love for birds.
Though it seems miserable, she enjoys it, it 's the only thing she knows. When it comes to the issues in the article, but with the ideas I disagree. It may be biased, but I don 't believe every teenager is like this. Although it 's not a stretch to say we are all addicted to our phones, but it is when you´re saying that 's all we do. This article states that all teens waste their life away on their phone.
Then, a month after the study, 10% of students reported being bullied again (“Cyberbullying Facts”). When kids, teenagers, or adults are behind the screen, they can interact with anyone, so this makes a cyberbullies’ job easier as they do not have to participate in face-to-face interaction. Also, the cyberbully can disguise themselves as anyone, making it more likely for someone to be fooled. Since the rate of cyberbullying is increasing by the minute, cyberbullying could also affect the physical and mental state of a victim. To illustrate, the article states, “The psychological harm inflicted by cyberbullying, just like bullying, is reflected in low self-esteem, school failure, anger, anxiety, depression, school avoidance, school violence, and suicide” (Li).
The mobile phone, the main communication device for Generation Z, were associated with wealth and only used for business to Generation X. Telephones were not a normal personal belonging like shoes that they have now become for Generation Z’s. This view on mobile phones has changed and has in turn changed behavioural standards around them and how they’re used. A major issue regarding Generation Z teenagers with mobiles is cyber bullying. As stated in the findings from a British anti-bullying organisation survey of thirteen to twenty-five year olds, ‘62 per cent of young people had been abused through a Smartphone app’ (SBS, 2014).
For instance, Rapleaf used Facebook data to sell profiles of ignorant users. A survey conducted in 2009, by the University of Cambridge, shows that it difficult to understand privacy policies by social mediums, since there were no standards existing for the said privacy policies. However, Facebook has since addressed the concern by the public pertaining privacy of its users. Therefore, it is evident enough that social media needs regulation to avoid case that follow after the privacy of a user has been tampered with. The visual images have the ability to speak louder than words.
In the article titled “Biological and Physiological Reasons for Social Media Addiction” written by Suren Ramasubbu, “41% of cell phone owners say they would describe themselves as “addicted” to their phone”. Ramasubbu highlights the biological and psychological reasons for social media overuse quite frequently, stating that while using social media it triggers three networks in the brain,”the mentalizing network, the self referential cognition network and the reward network”. Ramasubbu argues excessive social media use is difficult to detect and classify as an addiction because it is not fully harmful. He states the withdrawal symptoms are not biological as in substance abuse and addiction. Ramasubbu notes that when the brain is not engaged
The main points is: Humans have feeling; Humans have thinking; Humans have social media. Nancy Clark, who wrote for American Fitness, states that “comparing yourself to your friends, and friends of friends, on social media can easily put you in a bad mood, harboring negative thoughts about your body.” It is a quite evident why people go to social media, not all, but many. Many would never admit how social media really affects them mentally and emotionally. The risk factors of social media vs body image are frequently overlooked, npt by a variety of authors writing for International Journal Of Eating Disorders, they constructed and experiment to test out the effects of social media on, specifically, young girls; “Results showed that girls who regularly shared images on social media, relative to those who did not, reported significantly higher overvaluation of shape and weight, body dissatisfaction, dietary restraint, and internalization of the thin
Kowalski, Limber & Agatson (2012) research suggest that the perpetrators of cyber bullying shared feelings of gratification and or revenge as motivations for their actions. Offenders tend to act out their fantasies. In extreme cases, bullying can become disastrous for teenagers, resulting in long term consequences. Teenagers feel forced to protect themselves by carrying weapons for protection or seek revenge. Although the internet has become an excellent environment for ideas and thoughts, it has become a common ground for cacophony of misery.
Senator has a logical main point and her arguments have reasonable basis, even though she justifies most of her arguments with her own experiences. There are a lot of studies and rumours regarding teenagers’ use of the internet and the social-media’s supposed threat to the young people’s ability to concentrate. Most adults do not have experiences with the internet and social media from a young age, but teenagers these days do. As Susan Senator implies, it is hypocritical of adults to worry so much about young people’s internet use, while not considering their own at all. Underestimating the youth’s comprehension of what the social-media involves is insulting and degrading.
That’s why social media is bad for our society if u can just think about it kids, teens, and adults all post things like their pictures their location and sometimes where they live on social media. So if and criminal or and sexual predictor gets your information and try to kill you or rob you it will be all your fought because you gave up your information but if you not on social media sites you will be safe
Children have access to internet all the time with phones, computers and tablets. That constant stream of information can overflow what children can process, and lead to emotional, irrational responses when they try to act on that information. However, if the information children consume is age appropriate and moderated correctly, it can be a benefit to their cognitive development. Young children today are exposed to age inappropriate information, but if it is controlled and moderated, it could help them to be emotionally mature, and
Cyberbullying has been overlooked since there is no physical contact, but in reality it is a big deal and las driven some into depression, anxiety, and suicide. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 13 to 19-year-olds, after unintended injury and before homicides, and the teen suicide rate has risen recently.” ( Mantel 1 ). Unfortunately, teen’s suicide rates have increased tremendously in the past few years. Opponents argue that cyberbullying should not be a federal crime. Also, cyberbullying is not seen as a disease, and there is no cause for public panic.