Social media has a major influence on the young teenagers. It is the reason for many of the world´s problems and solutions and can be used to communicate and keep in touch with old friends, but it can at the same time also lead to stress and be used to spread hate. Social media affect everybody, especially teenagers. We should get rid of it before it is too late! One main reason is that using social media affects people, especially teenagers in a very bad way.
Not only does this lower teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, it directly exert pressure on them. In the scholarly report, “Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenager”, the writer explains the long-term effects of using social media as a teenager and presents a few suggestions to facilitate the situation. One of the main focuses throughout this report is the unreal beauty standard posted all over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. While many compliment the aesthetic pictures and feed, they tend to ignore the fact that most famous accounts use computer applications, such as photoshop, before posting their final products. These exaggerated beauty standards are indirectly pressuring teenagers to focus more on their appearance and popularity.
Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality. As explained by Brook Williams, “Social media also gives kids a false notion that being successful only comes with being beautiful. Almost every person you find with over 20,000 Instagram followers edits their pictures to glorify their life and image” (dailyutahchronicle.com). This can hurt teen relationships especially when they think it’s all about looks (dailyutahchronicle.com). Unfortunately, society is already known to show this off in TV
One of the Internet negatives that is very common using the Internet continuously can cause damage to eyes and brain. However, the Internet plays a huge role in people’s life that leaves a strong impact on them emotionally, socially and educationally specifically in teenagers. Teenagers can be affected emotionally by the Internet . Internet can catch or attract teenagers’ attention, and they over use it. Reports shows that teens and children have issues in sleeping , anxiety or concern , isolation and depression because of using technology too much like the Internet.
ISU Part I - Research Ben Friedrich 11/24/16 Social Impact on social media and teens: Teens use social media as a mainstream way of communicating with each other. It has become the ultimate and definitive way to communicate and make important announcements that could impact the user directly. In fact, if someone is not involved in social media, it could result in social isolation. Since every teen is somehow involved in social media, it is extremely difficult to combat this. Social media is also affecting teen’s verbal social skills.
Have you ever thought about the negative effects social media has on the youth of today? Maybe you’ve become so engrossed in social media that you’ve never realised how much time you spend scrolling through Facebook and how that time could be better used? As a teenager myself, I can agree that social media is now part of almost every teen’s life. Despite there being lots of advantages which come with this massive upward trend, it can also be held responsible for causing some of the world’s major problems. These problems are well publicised like cyberbullying and harassment.
That being said young adults, teens, and adolescences are being affected by how they use, see, interact and interpret social media in a way that can influence a person 's mental health positively and negatively. Living in a technology age, many are constantly checking their phone throughout the day. It has become such a routine to pick up a cell phone and check your social apps, even when you weren 't notified. Some people become so obsessed with updating the interne about their lives and keeping up with an appearance that it becomes an addiction. An article written by Katie Hurley talks about a downside of social media use by teens stating, "The need to gain "likes" on social media can cause teens to make choices they would otherwise not make, including altering their appearance, engaging in negative behaviors, and accepting risky social media challenges."
Ramasubbu emphasizes that excessive use of social media can be dangerous because the prefrontal cortex, the space of decision making and social interactions, is still developing during adolescence. He states that if those portions of the brain are used constructively they will continue to grow and develop , but if they are misused they can grow in unhealthy ways. Ramasubbu identifies that passive social media use can lead to a loss of creativity and plagiarism of others art. He observes that the reward network of the brain is the most important reason for compulsive use of social media among teens. During adolescence pleasure and pain are felt very intensely, more than any other time in their lives and the need for social approval by peers is highly valued during this time.
Therefore, they’re more vulnerable to low self-esteem, mental illness and peer pressure. Social media can easily cause anxiety, sleep problems, depression, suicide risk and in particular body image within young people. Today, adolescents are using their appearance on social media as a way to express their social relationships. Teenagers believe that gathering followers and likes on social media are what makes themselves popular. This could include applying makeup, adding or removing parts of their body or changing the colour of their skin.
CNN). Technology has risen, the spreading of information or news became a lot easier, there are also new social media entertainment that has got the attention of the many, especially the youth. However, the arousal of these different types of entertainment has greatly affected the habits of the teenagers. They become over dedicated in using these technologies that it leads to distraction especially when they feel bored, these social media are their means or source of entertainment. On the other hand, social media slowly swallows teenagers into the internet world may it be facebook, twitter, instagram, skype and the like.