Have unpleasant messages ever been sent to you by the same person? If you have, this person is cyber bullying you. More than twenty-five percent of teens are bullied through social media. Bullying can lower someone 's self esteem. Sometimes when bullying is taken too far, the victims can get hurt.
This was proved by a poll of men and women 28-73 who were active social media users. If 60% of people are negatively affected, just imagine how many of them are women! A blog on the “Just Say Yes” website claims that social media influences the way that females see themselves to the point that their mental perception of what they look like can become distorted. This can lead to eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, cutting, bullying, and sexual addictions. All of this can be used to show that the media definitely does not have a healthy effect on the female self-image.
Teenagers talk about the pressure to post the perfect photo or to compete with the perfect lives their friends present on the Internet. This investigate from Dr. Drew Pate: Negative, positive effects of excessive social media use on teens studied. This survey also triggered my deep consideration, social media take up a lot of time for young children. Like Dr. Drew pate said, teenagers spent a lot of time in order to post a perfect photo on the Internet. At first, I did not believe this survey.
The first and last thing people do when they wake up in the morning and when they fall asleep at night is check their social media accounts. This has gained a huge influence on society, because it has become a part of their life. Social network is an outlet for people to attain popularity and often show a different side to people; especially the ones who present what they feel people want or should see. Instagram is a social network that is used to upload photos and videos. Society utilizes Instagram to upload self-images, known as “selfies” to be recognized by others, gain likes and followers to become “Instagram famous.” Facebook is another popular site that is used today, where someone can post just about anything and anyone is able to look at it.
Although that is true, it also deterrents face to face socializing. This occurs due to society spending more than half of its time on social media. Social media is detrimental to society because of bullying as well as lack of interaction and physical activity, along with online hackers. To start, one may get cyber bullied, which is bullying over the internet. Others believe that it is easier to socialize and make friends.
Over the last ten years, with the growth of technology and the Internet, social media websites gradually become more and more popular in society such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Nowadays, teenagers do not only use social media just talking with friends, but they also create social media as a place for them to discover information and express themselves. In fact, there are the number of teenagers who spend most of their time to post and check-in on Instagram. It is wondered whether social media has any negative effects on the individuals who use them usually. As the report “Instagram Is Killing Teen Girls’ Self-Esteem”, the author states that almost every girl teenager feels isolated and unsatisfied with what they have.
Social networking sites will become famous all over the world. The aim of this paper is to understand the various Positive and Negative effects of social networking sites. II. EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUTH, SOCIETY AND BUSINESS Social media has a great influence on the life of many young people today. Now a day’s most of the people engage themselves in Social media without being bothered about what is its impact on our lives.
B. Today, we are more dependent on Internet especially social networking such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. Social networking addiction are growing among teenagers. They are spending more time on social media rather than communicate with others in their daily life. If uncontrolled by parents, young peoples can get addicted to social network.
We live in the time where social media is the main medium of communication. Twenty-first century learners spend a lot of free time online. They use it extensively to get global access. It becomes a raging craze for everyone nowadays. Although social media may have change the world for the better, it may also cause distraction to students, it changes the way they interact with others and it causes psychological changes or other health problems.
Social media use reinforces the rise of depression among adolescents in today’s digital age. This new era of technology has cultivated a fear of missing out among teens. A survey by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence found that about 75% of teenagers and young adults had that fear when thinking of what their peers were doing. (J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, 2011, 2012) The link between the fear of missing out and social media use is apparent. Reciprocal determinism plays a role; those who are afraid to be left out have increased social media use and vice versa.