Social media, the genre of phone platforms that people have many undecided or hypocritical emotions about. People look down on their phone more than they have actual face-to-face conversations, but why is that? Social media does not make us less social. Social media does not make us less social due to the fact that it positively impacts self confidence, it helps people of all ages communicate with others, and it is a place where society commonly expresses their emotions. Some parents might say that social media is bad due to chances of their child getting kidnapped from wanting to try and meet an online friend or getting depressed because of cyber bullying, however there can be certain steps that parents can take to make social media or a meetup with an online friend more safe.
The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens it can show you one thing and be the other leaving the other person embarrassed or seriously messed up depending the issue. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. A majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world today but its relevant because of the social media. In this day and age kids need to be worried about what they post. Any little small thing can be pulled up from years ago and backfire on you.
“A popular form of catfishing is when someone fakes their occupation to steal your money” (XNSPY). Another way of stealing money is taking advantage of the people seeking for love online and make them believe that they are investing for their future when in reality they are trying to steal money from you with lies and false promises. Also, people seek online dating hoping to find a better match for them and when the connections are created they will share personal information, photos and videos as a way to prove the connection they have for each other or as a way to express the feeling they have for each other. “Many catfishers obtain your intimate photos and videos and leak them online or sell them to various pornographic sites” (XNSPY). No, always all is wonderful in online relationships because some people could keep a “relationship” with you for the goal of collect information that they could sell and make money with
Teenager are usually the ones to say that they “know” them or that they are “friends” just because they communicate behind a computer screen or phone, “Once a predator Instant Messages or Chats with a victim and gains their trust they often send pornographic pictures via the IM session or e-mail and sometimes gifts through the mail. “Predators sometimes do not only want to “talk” or be “friends” with their victim. Most of the time they are usually looking for something more. There have been many cases where teens are victimized because they do not do what the “predator” tells them to. When it comes to kids or teens it seems like they are scared to talk about what is going on because they are afraid to get hurt.
Social media gives abusers another way to control and degrade their partners. Social media also makes it easy to stalk partners, force them to send sexually explicit pictures and abusers demand their partners to give them their passwords for every social media account they have. An increase of cellular devices and social media websites is that people can create fake profiles (catfish) on dating sites fooling you into believing they are the best person on the face of this earth meanwhile they are abusive. The use of cell phones makes someone more of an introvert therefore it is hard for them to communicate. Finding your individuality is not a priority anymore with an increase of cellular phones and social media websites therefore not knowing yourself could lead to knowing the type of person you would like to be in relation with, therefore you are more likely to be fooled by kind remarks and excuses towards dating abuse.
These effects can include the feeling of loss of privacy, a disconnect from reality, a lowered sense of self-esteem, a loss of vital social skills, a feeling of loneliness, and a feeling of jealousy, (Ehmke, Jakobsons, Ramasubbu). Along with these effects, there is a also a connection with them and cyberbullying and/or sexting. These two practices, either combined or seperated, can cause the listed problems for teens, who are either the victim or the perpetrator. With all of the bad that comes from social media, it does not mean that it should be shoved in a corner and forgotten. Instead, it should be used sparingly and have set limitations on how often it should be used.
Lastly we do not know how to manage our time we spent too much time on social media. One good thing about social media is That it strengthens our relationships. One reason why time should be limited for teenagers is that, in the article Internet addiction too much time online It says,"For youth on the high-end of the scale spending this much time with media online and offline rob them from real-world experiences and may result in lower grades increase the risk for depression cut
Due to the fact that there are not significant regulations regarding cyberbullying, victims may not feel that reporting it is necessary because not much can be done anyway. This implies that victims are internalizing their feelings, which can be more harmful to them than if they were to talk about it. Finally, cyberbullying “can cause a variety of reactions in teens”, from “[r]eporting the problem” to “[s]eeking revenge on the bully”
The impacts of Instagram and Facebook on their audiences are unbalanced between positive and negative. Negative is the winner due to the massive counts of cyber bullying and the mental issues such as the fear of missing out, body image and anxiety. Nonetheless, between Instagram and Facebook, Instagram overall wins due to they have a large anti-bullying policy that automatically blocks offensive content and users can also disable comments and create their own set of banned words to keep themselves safe. Before you sign into your Instagram or Facebook, be prepared for savage content, but remember there is a block and report button that they at least supply to prevent cyber
Applications have made it easy for teenagers to sexting and not get caught which is quite dangerous since. A photo shared between two people can quickly become a viral phenomenon. It can lead to negative publicity, unemployment, depression of the student. It has proven to show affect them psychological and emotionally. Especially if it backfires and gets into the wrong hands.
Young people often use social-media sites like Facebook to discuss school related subjects and arrange social gatherings, therefore, they will have difficulties being a part of the community if they do not use the social-media. It can also be a sanctuary for those who are socially awkward, lonely and victims of bullying. Although using the social media as a refuge is not necessarily terrible, said refuge might develop into an addiction, which is highly problematic. The social-media can be used in a good way, thus, the problem must lie with the people using it. People should keep the phrase, moderation in all things, in the back of their minds, when using the social-media.
That’s why social media is bad for our society if u can just think about it kids, teens, and adults all post things like their pictures their location and sometimes where they live on social media. So if and criminal or and sexual predictor gets your information and try to kill you or rob you it will be all your fought because you gave up your information but if you not on social media sites you will be safe