As a student myself, I sometimes find myself spending more time on browsing my various social media accounts and less on my school requirements. It is not that my grades are getting lower and lower, but it is affecting me in terms of my responsibility as a student in all aspects. That is the overall problem students are having nowadays, with the evolution of Social Networking Sites (SNS), it is also a destruction to our learning. I do not have it wrong amusing myself in surfing the different SNS. It actually reduces stress and pressure.
People have started losing their efficient communication skill, which shows the total control of social media has over many people’s lives. If people were to start reversing the process of influence it has over them now, it might be reversible to the point where people wouldn’t see any serious effects over a generational gap. If people do not do anything about this subject the world would be filled with so many sociably awkward people who can no longer communicate well in a modern social environment. Social media can be beneficial however, only if used the proper proportions with normal face-to-face interactions. People are overusing it and allowing it to impact how they conduct their lives negatively, so it is easy to conclude that the positive impacts of social media are far less than the negative impacts that they may
Do you think that social media is harmful to kids and should just stay in parents hands? Kids can handle social media to not just parents. Although; people may say that social media is bad for our community 's. It can be very helpful to the human race. Some people may say that social media can break up relationships, or distracted kids from their schoolwork, or even lower people 's self-esteem.
People often post funny videos or pictures which can be a distraction from the stress of our everyday lives. Lastly, social media grants us the ability to remain close and connected to friends and family. However, becoming too wrapped up with social media has disastrous consequences which affects our well-being while simultaneously creating a vicious cycle of these consequences. Aside from the negative impacts previously outlined, relying on social media for interactions inhibits actual face-to-face interactions and diminishes our social skills. These face-to-face interactions are crucial in both our professional worlds and around friends and family.
The second article “The Upside of Selfies: Social Media isn’t all bad for Kids” by Kelly Wallace is about who social media can help teens and there problems around the world for teens”. Firstly social media is a dark place where teens can go and learn things and do things for fame that they should not do because it can harm them. The first example of this is in paragraph 4 of “Student Examines Negative Effects of Social Media on Teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky it states “They also put too much effort into following trends they see online instead of being themselves.” This shows that the internet can harm teens and have an effect on them teens are putting social media before themselves and others. All because of some of the trends it is making people so obsessed with social media. Some teens are getting hurt because of some of the trends they are doing to be popular and some of these trends can and will kill you.
Being able to contact with someone around the world who you may not know could be unbelievably dangerous. You can’t trust everyone on social media. However, teenagers love using social media, because they are able to stay connected to their friends and make new friends. Nonetheless, if it is putting teens and kids in danger, it must be monitored. Even though social media is a way to keep in touch with our world, it is affecting teenagers negatively in the form of their health, cyberbullying and personality online and as such should be reconsidered immediately.
One of them being the social media, from which you can chat with your friends or you, can use it as a source of entertainment. But many people have argued with us whether it is good for us or bad for us. In the early days of social media, people thought that it actually helped us a lot, for example, we could chat with our friends on the go and people thought it brought people together. As time passes on, questions are being raised on the true impact of social media on teens. I believe that social media is indeed harming today’s teenagers.
With access to people worldwide, people feel less inclined to form connections in the offline world. The instant connection with others has many benefits, but for some, it causes a cease in the desire to have face-to-face conversations. Studies show that "greater use of the Internet can be associated with declines in communication" (Holmboe 2). People, especially teens, have become obsessed with social media, not leaving enough room in their lives for human interaction. Research proves that as a person increases online activity, he or she spends less time focusing on offline relationships.
Figure 2 Beliefs of students on the bad effects of social media First, the statements, “Social media creates communication barriers,” and “Social media restrain people from sharing their ideas,” has earned 20% of the votes or 8 out of 40 people voted for it. It can be said that students sees the use of social media as a tool brings up walls on the freedom of people to communicate which hinder them from sharing their minds. The statement, “Social media interferes with the way we converse,” earned 33% of the votes or 13 out of 40 people voted for the statement. Perhaps, students are aware of the alterations in our way of conversing which is initially brought by the frequent use of social media. As seen on the graph above, the statement, “Social media inhibit us to express ourselves to people,” got a total of 43% of the votes or 17 out of 40 voted for it.
Social networking also provokes cyberbullying and it spreads false information. Students go on social media too much and it results in them getting lower grades. They tend to not be focused on the task at hand and end up not getting their homework or whatever they’re working on completed. Also, some users bully others online and it affects the victim's life severely. Commenting something inappropriate could spread to many people's lives and could hurt lives in ways that people don’t know.