Since 2017, there are 2.46 billion social media users. Many people use social media to follow their friends, and some people use social media to brighten others’ day. After reading one of the article,” Student examines negative effects of social media on teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky, which discusses the harmful side of social media, and talks about how it affects kids. After reading the other article“The Upside of Selfies: Social media isn’t all bad for kids”, by Kelly Wallace (CNN), which shows that social media can be beneficial to teens,and how it helps them. After reading the two articles, it has been concluded that social media can be harmful; but, there is more evidence to support that social media can be beneficial.
Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter can cause teens to fall into these negative situations. These are some of the reasons why I think social media has harmful effects on today’s youth. First off, social media can lower an abundant amount of teens self-confidence. One example of this is cyberbullying. Teens can post anything to the public to damage one’s self confidence.
The use of social media is one of the main ways people communicate in today’s society. With social media being a main source of communication social media can change someone’s idea of life. Teens are introduced to seeing the life of celebrities, and luxury life. Which can then leave the teens feeling envy, jealousy, and overall insecure. Using social media on a daily basis, without limit can cause a teen to enter a depression.
How has social media changed the way teenagers communicate in society today? Introduction I chose this topic because social media has grown to be one of the industries with the fastest growth in the world and teenagers impacted this growth. According to a Pew Research Center study, 92 percent of teenagers are online daily, making them “the most active social media participants of any demographic.” Since teenagers spend the majority of their time on the internet, the relationships with their families and friends is affected. Even if social media has changed the way we communicate in our society, I believe social media has changed us for the better because we are now able to connect with friends and family in a matter of seconds, no matter
The effect it has on people is evident, and it is taking over the minds of the youth of this generation. The capability social media has over a person can be dangerous and goes unnoticed since everyone in this day and age is brainwashed by it. It produces a negative aspect on humanity by putting the users at constant risk for danger by hindering physical socializing skills and reducing the youth’s intellectual achievement. In addition, it contributes to the lack of physical communication skills that could determine the youth’s future success. All in all, it is clear that adolescents should attempt to disconnect from social media to enjoy the life around them.
This can impact their mood, emotions, and the way they use their time. In conclusion, Social media can be harmful for our society. Networks can hurt social skills, and cause cyber bullying. And most importantly it just is not safe. Even though others may think the total of pros out number the cons of social media.
Pros and Cons of Social Media Throughout the years' social media has been a sickness for many years. Parents of teens should be more strict with there teen social media because it could cause teens to be depressed and become suicidal. In the article “Negative, positive effects on excessive social media use on teens studied”by Baltimore Sun, states that social media can cause depression and sickness for teens.Excessive use of social media can cause teens to be depressed because teens compare their life to be depressed because teens compare their life to other teens and also many cause suicide because teens may think they are not good enough in this life In this article, it talks about teens and social media and how it can affect a teens life.
Social media has a lot of certain effects on us today. It is a part of a variety of people's daily lives yet has negatives that come with using it. With social media being such a big influence in our lives it does include discrimination and criticism. There are 2.47 billion social media users today and it continues to grow rapidly, it is also said that 88% of teenagers have had problems with social media and the way it has made them feel towards themselves and others. Social media affects your life immensely, with comparison, bullying, and self-image.
“Social media and text messages that have become so integral to teenagers life , are promoting anxiety and lower self esteem” (Rachel Ehmke is managing editor at the Child Mind Institute. “How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers.” Child Mind Institute, childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers.). Modern teens tends to have an massive amount of self esteem when dealing with social sites especially girls. Girls compare they self to other girls , they tend to do this because they feel they are not prettier or popular like others.Young people have an tendency into having a perfect body, Teens will look at pictures of models or most pictures that are photoshopped and that makes a person want to maintain a “perfect body” that would get teens to think that they need to hit the gym to look like the models. This will disorder people thoughts and feelings about themselves.