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.
Not only does this lower teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, it directly exert pressure on them. In the scholarly report, “Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenager”, the writer explains the long-term effects of using social media as a teenager and presents a few suggestions to facilitate the situation. One of the main focuses throughout this report is the unreal beauty standard posted all over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. While many compliment the aesthetic pictures and feed, they tend to ignore the fact that most famous accounts use computer applications, such as photoshop, before posting their final products. These exaggerated beauty standards are indirectly pressuring teenagers to focus more on their appearance and popularity.
Kids using social media can lead to many social problems. The entire life involves Facebook as it becomes the main source of entertainment for young children as “over ninety seven percent of local children have Facebook accounts.” Children in Vietnam are easily miserable and worried about being banned on Facebook. Sixty-five percent of teens and middle schoolers try to
Social media use should be limited for teens due to unsafe content, increased anxiety and depression, along with dishonest individuals and other dangers. One reason that teens should have restraints for social media is that it contains risky and explicit content, and can make things seem more apparent than they really are in society. Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, all tend to have advertisements for the selling of products, especially aimed at teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). However, once clicked on, the user could be taken to sites that are possibly unsuitable for teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality.
Have you ever thought about the negative effects social media has on the youth of today? Maybe you’ve become so engrossed in social media that you’ve never realised how much time you spend scrolling through Facebook and how that time could be better used? As a teenager myself, I can agree that social media is now part of almost every teen’s life. Despite there being lots of advantages which come with this massive upward trend, it can also be held responsible for causing some of the world’s major problems. These problems are well publicised like cyberbullying and harassment.
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.
2021315 Is Social Media Beneficial for Teens? Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Skype and Messages are all sorts of social media, many of us use those applications at least a several times on a daily basis. Defining social media as a online tool to communicate with the world, here I will stand on the negative side of this resolution. Many ones, including parents, faculty member, and even teenagers themselves strongly believe that social media is beneficial and entertaining. But, the reality is, the negatives of social media outweigh the positive sides by a colossal difference.
But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being. In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”, Jean M. Twenge compares iGen to previous generations. The smartphone and social media define “iGen”, the generation born between 1995 to 2012. Twenge accuses smartphones for sleep deprivation, anti-socialization, courtship, sexual activities, and poor mental health. The omnipresence of the smartphone affects adolescents in every section of the United States, regardless of social class and ethnic background.
This has lead to people preferring the virtual method for communicating and thus killing social interaction. All the personal information of an individual can be easily accessed through social networking sites ,and if accessed by the wrong people , can end up being a serious threat to personal security(Skagitchildrens Museum).Addiction to communication has also lead to multi tasking using the cell phones , causing loss in concentration and leading to accidents of various sorts . Texting and driving is the reason for almost 1.3 million car accidents every year and the number is always on an alarming rise . People also text while walking without paying attention to the oath ahead of them and thus give rise to other potential accidents . (ukessays.com) Cellphones have made us dull , lethargic , inefficient and socially inactive .Although the advantages of cell phones are innumerable , the productivity and ease attained precedes the counter productivity.
We must, however, see that this can affect people negatively. Social media creates social isolation. Teens barely see people in real life because they spend many hours on social media. According to various studies, social isolation can also lead to a host of emotional, psychological, physical and mental problems which include anxiety, depression and somatic complaints among many