Essay On Social Media Affecting Teenagers

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Is Social Media Affecting Teenagers Negatively? With depression and anxiety on the rise amongst 13-20 year old's, is social media to blame? With 81% of teenagers using social media, it has come quite apparent that it is the present. In this essay, I will prove to you that social media is affecting teenagers negatively. My first point is that social media reduces productivity. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. Majority of the time, procrastination takes place until the last minute before…show more content…
Anxiety and depression are on the rise in teenagers and studies are showing that social media could be the thing influencing it.there has been a significant rise in anxiety and depression since social media getting big, this could be as body confidence as Instagram is full of "models" showing them working out and in bikinis. Girls are more likely nowadays to suffer from anxiety and depression.During adolescence, girls confidence drops and with they are expected to be on social media: "perfect". They see perfect girls on social media and wonder why they cant be like them and aspire to be this perfection which isn't even real this can cause them to be unhappy with their own self which can lead to depression, a very serious mental illness which can last for a long time.Social media is so fast and with a click of a button, information is out there forever so there feels a need to be on it 24/7 so you don’t miss anything or so you don't miss a message from a friend. The expression "FOMO" meaning fear of missing out has become quite a popular saying lately, the reason people always want to respond to texts or be ready for a new video from your favourite "YouTuber" is so they don't miss out with a world moving so fast they don’t want to miss out but with this it creates an anxiety about always knowing what's happening and going to
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