Essay On Positives And Negatives Of Social Media

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As our world is filled with more and more technological advances by the day, we start to depend on them. Social media has made a huge impact in the everyday lives of those who have embraced it. Having social media, you can instantly look up anyone you want and can easily find loads of information about them. It makes you wonder just how safe you are. As a child, I created a Facebook profile without the knowledge of my parents. I didn’t have internet at my house and would use it at my Aunt’s. I would obsess over Facebook and the games included to the point where I would sit for hours playing. Whenever my parents finally decided to get internet at our house, my parents noticed my grades dropping lower than ever. The internet was blamed, though there was no actual evidential proof that it was impacting my studies. I will argue that social media not only affects the daily lives of those who use…show more content…
After a long hard day, some of us choose to unwind by kicking back and getting on social media. An article from last year shows that in adolescence, this can cause anxiety and stress. An article from “Cyberpsychology” discusses research on just how social media impacts our youth with anxiety.
We found that Facebook use can trigger multiple adverse trait characteristics that are specific to anxiety disorders that were reported to contribute to excess rumination, comparison to peers, fear of judgment, concerns over privacy, and approval seeking. Six themes emerged from our discussion of Facebook and anxiety and each theme showed a common connection between SNS use and social stressors in anxious adolescents. Our findings suggest that there are specific aspects of Facebook that can be sources of fear for anxious adolescents, or that can facilitate pre-existing maladaptive behaviours (e.g. excessively comparing oneself to others, rumination), which in turn may elevate their symptoms. (Calancie et

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