In recent discussions of smartphones, a controversial issue has been how the excessive use of smartphones are affecting the adolescents of this generation. Jean M. Twenge argues in her article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” that the redundant use of these gadgets along with social media use is in fact detrimental to the current and upcoming generations. My experience using Snapchat, Instagram, and other applications on my smartphone supports Twenge’s stance because the excessive use of these applications has caused me to feel melancholic. According to Twenge, “Psychologically, however, they (iGens) are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011.
The media has such an influence on women that their mental perception of themselves can become distorted. Many of them see the pictures in magazines and social media and believe that they need to look like what they see to be counted as beautiful. The problem with this is that all the pictures they are looking at are photoshopped or retouched to perfection. This makes it impossible for girls to healthily look like these ideals because only 5% of the female population in America naturally comes close to portraying these “ ideal” body types. This highly affects females ideas of themselves and can lead to them using unsafe methods of weight control behaviors.
The article is not biased as it shows the effect of body image for both genders. Adolescence is challenging at times, which can cause a young adult to question themself. The second article ‘Social media can damage body image’ explains the positive and negatives about social media and the way adolescence can approach it. Social media creates high expectations and pressure as people who use social media are often likely to have issues with their body image.
During Adolescence, many heterosexual youth transition from same-sex peer groups to developing friendships, romanticties and sexual relationships with the other sex. Guiding these initial efforts are sexual scripts acquired from socialization agents such as parents or peers. Youth in the industrialized world also have access to mainstream media that feature abundant examples. Analyses indicate that references to the heterosexual script appear 15.5 times per hour in primetime American television programing. References framing men are sex driven and women are passive, sexual objects.
“Social media and text messages that have become so integral to teenagers life , are promoting anxiety and lower self esteem” (Rachel Ehmke is managing editor at the Child Mind Institute. “How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers.” Child Mind Institute, childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers.). Modern teens tends to have an massive amount of self esteem when dealing with social sites especially girls. Girls compare they self to other girls , they tend to do this because they feel they are not prettier or popular like others.
Introduction This report is about impacts Teenage Magazines have on teenagers. The report aims to raise awareness on the teenagers being affected negatively through teenage magazines and how they impact one’s consciousness of the body. Even though certain magazines influence teenagers positively, most react negatively. Teenage Magazine gives fashion tips and latest gossips on the famous celebrities and rumors. The 21st Century magazines have progressed to become less realistic and more harsh.
Events as such not only help reveal one’s predetermined temperament but also change people’s views and desires. Social media is one of the few constant experiences that changes a person’s view. Due to social media and the new ideal woman image, “ 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships” (Statistics on Body Image). Everyday millions of teenagers use social media as an outlet for boredom. Little do these adolescents realize is that this everyday experience is developing their temperament and views on the world and themselves.
Self-confidence is a trait most people may struggle with whether because they do not think they are good enough, or people make them feel inferior, and social media is a huge landmark of self-confidence issues for teens. Teens see all these things on social media, beautiful models, new phones and shoes, the latest trends and they feel they need to live up to these standards that social media has given them. In a journal article titled “Limiting Teen Use of Social Media” by Catherine Monroe states that causes of low self-esteem are, “Due to the fact that in today’s society teenagers are constantly on social media, they have become accustomed to comparing themselves to others and seeking approval from their peers.” Now, this is an obvious yet
Social media is much to blame for this. There is an enormous amount pressure placed on young girls especially to look a certain way. Scrolling through a social media feed and seeing a page full beautiful models with perfect bikini bodies causes girls, and boys, to stress over having that same perfect body. They feel like they need to look the same way in order to be seen as beautiful. Social media is a huge misconception.
Teens use social media apps like twitter, Facebook, Instagram, kik, and snapchat just to show off to their friends and what I don’t understand is why you would use social media to show off when you can do other things to show off like get good grades on your test, quiz’s, report cards, and progress reports. By using social media teens are becoming depressed and angry and even commenting suicide all because of cyber bullies on internet and social media sites like Facebook, kik, snapchat, Instagram, Myspace, and twitter. Also its not only teens that’s get cyber bullied some celebrities get cyber bullied to like Tamera Mowry-Housley when she tweeted about her political view she got attacked by all of her followers. Mostly it’s the teens that are getting bullied not that many people or celebrities are getting bully . Bullying takes place everyday some where in the Us mostly in school
When having a negative body image or high body dissatisfaction, one believes their body is inadequate. Because the media has recently been promoting an extremely specific body type only a few are able to obtain, an increasing number of people are viewing their own bodies as unsatisfactory. The two aspects of media causing the most damage to people’s body image are advertisements and social media. Adolescents from ages 13 to 18 are those affected the most due to the media’s messages. Although teenage girls are known to be the group damaged predominately by the media’s messages, recent research shows that teenage boys are also at risk of gaining a negative body image due to these messages.