According to the Pew Research Center survey, that majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram. We see social media as a great way to communicate and socialize, but most of us did not realize that social media “secretly” link to the Depression. Depression is a common mood disorder that affects the way we think and feel. One of the characteristics of depression is low self-esteem, and it can easily come from the unrealistic body figure comparisons and harsh judgments from the social media. According to a 2017 study by The Royal Society of Public Health indicted Snapchat and Instagram were the two to inspire feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in the age group between fifteen to twenty-five.
There is a slight increase from the 67% of internet users on Facebook in 2012. This might mean nearly everyone on social media is on Facebook. Facebook is popular across a broad swath of demographic groups, while other social networks have developed their own specific demographic user profiles. It is the only social networking platform which attracts users of all ages. Based on a survey conducted by Pew Research Center in 2013, some 45% of internet users over the age of 64 now use Facebook, up from 35% in late 2012.
Seeing posts of your friends on social media where they are presumably having fun or in other words being “cool” can make some teens think that they are not interesting or as “cool” as the rest of their friends and this could make them feel bad and depressed. Depression is a sign of self esteem and is why approximately 20% of teenagers have experienced depression (Borchard. Psych Central.). Depression among teens can be dangerous since in most cases have led them to being suicidal (Web MD). Self esteem is a very important factor in teenagers since they are in a phase of their lives where they are still developing and they’re also in a point of their lives where they have to basically choose what the rest of their lives will be like.
As of June 2012, Facebook reported to have more than 1 billion users worldwide that post photographs, share feeling and update relationship statuses (Smith, 2009). Through extensive research in different studies, users of Facebook may be at risk of developing depression and anxiety. Thus this literature review aims to explore how social media
There is a variety of online social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in which mostly teenagers and adolescents are active. Based on a recent annual cyberbullying survey conducted on teenagers and adolescents from UK, the USA, Australia and other countries, 7 out of 10 young people have been victim of cyberbullying. The survey showed that the top three social networks frequently used by Internet users are Facebook (75%), YouTube (66%), and Twitter (43%). These three social networks are also found to be the most common networks for cyberbullying as 54%, 21% and 28% of their users have experienced cyberbullying respectively. Cyberbullying is found to have catastrophic effects upon the self-esteem and social lives of up to 69% of the
60% of which come from Facebook alone, (Ramasubbu). This amount may not sound like a lot in comparison to British teens having 90% of them using social media, (Jakobsons) but it is still a concerning amount. With so many teenagers being on social media there is bound to be a dwelling thought of concern on what this is doing to teenagers brains. In studies done on teens who use social media, there is a correlation in psychological and physical conditions in the teens who used social media daily or rather frequently, (Jakobsons). These conditions include depression, obesity, technology addiction, sleep deprivation, and anxiety, (Jakobsons, Ramasubbu).
Social media and social isolation. For teenagers, social media appears the best place to socialize and interact with each other but are they really socializing? A study conducted from the University of Pittsburgh published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine had people aged 19 till 32 determine how much time they spend on social media, predictably people who spent more time on social media (two hours and more a day) feel twice more socially isolated than individuals who spent only half an hour on social media each day. The irony in this is, when people especially teenagers feel socially isolated they tend to go on social platforms to feel more connected. When teens go online and see their peers posting pictures and videos
Then the researcher has explored some elements that has negatively impacted the teenagers socially , physiologically and educationally and lead to the addiction of teenagers to social media . Finally the research put some recommendations to overcoming teenagers from being addicted to social media with the help of parents and the government. Introduction Social media is now a main part of teenagers life .Maybe there social life depend on social media with all its ' branches. Social media started in 1969 with the invention of internet on computers where it was so difficult to use at that time. Internet started to develop with the beginning of spreading of the E-mails on the internet on different websites in 1971 .
Social networking sites are used by over seventy-six percent of the adults in America ( ). The first social networking sites were created in 1997 ( ). Many people around the United States post daily on social media. Networking sites can be dangerous for a person but came become an addiction or a sensation to someone. These social networking sites are being used by companies and colleges as a new kind of background check.
Adults are becoming concerned about the loss of social skills among them. Addiction With the Internet being ever so accessible and popular, Internet addiction has become a serious problem among young people. This kind of addiction includes addiction to social media, Internet pornography, and especially online gaming. Addiction leads to youth being less social, and can have a negative effect on the body and mind because of the excessive amount of time spent in front of the screen. Education Prior to the Internet, doing research for a school assignment or homework was more difficult.