An article written by Katie Hurley talks about a downside of social media use by teens stating, "The need to gain "likes" on social media can cause teens to make choices they would otherwise not make, including altering their appearance, engaging in negative behaviors, and accepting risky social media challenges." (Social Media and Teens) Focusing on gaining likes can
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.
Social media are influential in everyday life. From being a communication tool to educating teenagers on prevalent issues, there is no doubt that it is beneficial to all aspects of our life; however, in a society where everything is one touch away, is this advantageous, especially for developing teenagers? Through collecting and analyzing multiple sources of secondary research, I have seen both positive and negative impacts of using social media. Undeniably, advanced technology does assist students in completing their daily assignment, but it is also a form of distraction. While using search engines to gather needed information, most teenagers are guilty of using their social media for “quick study breaks.” In the long run, social media are
Technology has clearly given our world numerous advantages and positive resources. One of the most controversial aspects to technology, however, holds many negative opinions. These debated views are geared towards smartphones because of their accessibility. From a young age children are introduced to these devices, and when they finally get one of their own they rarely put them down. One of the reasons that youth find smartphones so difficult to turn away from is social media.
Second: The ways that young people deal with social media. Third: The negative and positive effects of social media. First: The most important reasons that lead the young people to use social media with interest: The main objectives of social networks can be summarized as follows: - Find new friends. - Promote old friendship. - To communicate with distant relatives.
Social Media has become world recognised and well known over the past few years .With Technology improving and developing, social media is being used efficiently and effectively however it impacts our society negatively and influences teenagers in many ways. Social media refers to the technology and computer devices/tools that enable society to communicate, share update, inform, or exchange ideas with each other. Social networking is used by many businesses in order to advertise their product or service, and by broadcasting their business in a broad spectrum. People that have lost contact with their past friends or relatives use Social networking to reunite again. Students use Social media for educational purposes and self-awareness.
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.
Everybody cares about social media today. To say that social media is not important is selfishly denying the reality especially among our teenagers whose life revolves around the influence of social media. Today, there are many popular forms of social media such as the Face book, Twitter, My Life, MySpace and Aim. Many users today around the world are engaged with social media sites for numerous reasons that include communication with family and friends while others may include business purposes or for playing online games (Boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007).
I believe that social media is a valuable tool which can help people communicate with family and friends much easier. However, although the age before children can sign up to social media websites is 13, I feel like this rule isn’t enforced strictly enough and that it should be increased to 16. Social media can cause too many issues, both mentally in terms of self-confidence and physically in terms of self-image. Maybe governments around the world need to understand how serious the risks are and in turn create new laws in order to keep the next generation of teenagers safe from any possible emotion who we are as a person and why we are okay just the way we
In this paper, I’ll be talking about social networking sites, what are some of the fundamental features of these sites, their target audience and how they have managed to prove itself to be problematic amongst the youth. With the advent of web 2.0, it has managed to create another new environment where the users can actively participate and generate content on their own, as opposed to web 1.0 which wasn’t interactive in nature (Bruns, 2008). The driving forces for individuals to sign up on SNS are because their friends recommend them, everyone they know use it, for entertainment purposes and to know more people. Wasike and Cook (2010) say, “Never before have so many people gathered to communicate through a single medium.” (pg.1). The moment one signs up on Facebook, it asks the user to fill out forms regarding their personal information.