How long are you spending time on social media? Does it affect the time that should be spent with family, work, or even friends? Well studies, professors, and even universities share many answers and ways that social media can be very harmful to us. Social media is used by many people of different ages, appearances and actions. Teens are most likely wasting time on social media instead of using that time wisely on school work, or things that need to be done.
Technology may keep us in touch,but it can rip us apart from society. People overuse social media all the time and people start to depend on it more and more and they start to isolate themselves from society. That’s what causes depression, anxiety, and social awkwardness. Although technology may keep us in contact with family and friends, it’s also the root to many different types of evil that you probably never thought would happen to you. Social media and networking provides a distraction from life.
“Studies showed a relationship between excessive internet use and loneliness antisocial values and lower emotional intelligence and depression and also the persons’ relationship especially with their mothers and peers deteriorates as a result of internet addiction.” (Binnaz Kıran Esen 2010) People who have social barriers are easily to get Internet addiction. They think the virtual world is more comfortable, in this world they can escape from the pressure of real world. For example, in China teenagers more like to play computer games to escape from the study pressure. Some even chose to live in cybercafé for a few days. There is a case.
Social media has a huge impact on school performance. Teenagers are not concentrating in class to their full potential. Students typically prefer to chat on social media for hours. This is a waste of time as they could have been studying, doing homework or playing outside. Children’s handwriting is not as good as it should be as they spend more time typing on keyboards than writing with a pen on paper.
With everything being a few clicks away there is no striving. Reduced personal interaction, being able to work from home can have a negative effect. Most people need some form of social interaction in their daily lives and if that is taken away we are left feeling isolated and unhappy. Youngsters are now more reliant on technology and a good percent have now become addicted to online gaming which in turn has made them more withdrawn from social activities. Bullying has seen an increase as kids are now able to hide behind social media and bully peers after school hours.
Teenagers are the most risky age because in this age they learn how to interact with people and build relationships. Second, it causes crimes towards children. Using social media can be harmful and not good for children unless parents watch their children and what they are doing online. There Is a study who said that 93% of children between the ages 12 – 17 use the internet and 63% from them use it daily.it is also dangerous for children who search for not good websites and that sometimes cause a psychological problems in their minds. Third, it leads to identity theft.
One main reason is that using social media affects people, especially teenagers in a very bad way. Firstly, using social media increases the chances to get cyber bullied by someone in the social media. To get cyber bullied is something very serious and it gets more and more common to bully someone.1 A cyber bully can choose to be anonymous and to not show its identity. The consequence
Social media has supposedly caused people to be antisocial which could lead to anxiety because of the fear to interact with another person. “Ironically, social media is in effect turning us into one of the most antisocial generations, yet. We prefer texting to phone conversations, online chat to a face-to-face meeting, and many have replaced human interaction with convenient platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram” (Amedie 4). However, people still know how to communicate by going to school and participating in extracurricular
Society has become too attached to social networks. The Cyber bully victims are too addicted to social media that they cannot detach themselves off of social media. Social network are a platform for bullies to prolong and continue their bullying from school to the victim 's house. Giving the victim no rest from bullying. Additionally, the victim that gets bullied online and at school have no escape from all the hate they regularly get in their day to day life.
According to him, "Various reports suggest that about eighty-three percent of American youth use their phones for email, mobile internet, and texting [...] Researchers have found that the middle- school, high school, and college students who used Facebook at least once during a 15-minute period get lower grades overall.” Not only that but, young teens are becoming socially impaired, unable to detect certain social cues. “According to clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, the time teens are spending on texting and online communication means they are missing out on developing critical social skills. By communicating mostly through a media site, they are not learning how to read body language, facial expressions, or vocal inflections. They may not even be able to formulate a response in real time when interacting with people.” Electronic communication is sapping away teens ability to recognize social cues and formulate a response quickly and smoothly during