Rebbeca Wever states “the tendency to check social media in our downtime, when we're more likely to be self-reflective, can make for some ugly juxtapositions” This is stating that teens often use social media in their down time when they have little to do, seeing things like models, celebrities, people traveling the world, or the clothes they have. Makes them gain lower self-esteem, thinking the way they’re living life or the things they’re doing aren’t enough. “There's a reason that teenagers in particular are prone to the feverish pursuit of valuation via social media. Prinstein says it's because the wide variety of regions in the brain that seek and deliver social rewards, including the part of the striatum called the nucleus accumbens, become supercharged at the adolescent transition. “( ) Social Rewards is common in teens, it’s similar to the feeling of being liked by everyone.
Lee Siegel from Point of View explains in The Kids Aren’t Alright, “With all the frenzied social networking on sites like Facebook, our kids are often forced to be social before they have become socialized,” (Siegel). If a teen is not ready to have some form of social media they are still forced to have one. In order to be considered quote on quote “cool” teens need to stay up to date with all the latest news through social media. Lee Siegel expresses, “At the same time, the pressure to be constantly posting, tweeting, and updating ones status threatens to obstruct the development of what used to be called, in unwired times, a child's ‘inner resources,’” (Siegel). When a teen could be doing their homework or studying they are constantly updating their
Members, specifically teens, feel influenced by social media to make bad choices, be made vulnerable to hatred/bullying, and possibly even lose productive time. “Likes”, “Thumbs Up” or “Favorites” are some of the very few ways expression of other people’s post can be showed. As silly as it sounds, the sole like an individual can put on another’s
Social media have become a central focus human society. The teenagers of this generation and all the future generations will be affected by it. Social media has become a major element in current society. Social media to the younger generation is an obsession, an addiction, a fixation; they want to be part of it 24/7. It is like having blinders on, they lose focus and cannot concentrate on anything else and because of this the social media will affect this generation.
One decides to meet the other person after talking to them for so long, and in most cases, come to find out the person they have been talking to is not the same person as their pictures seem to be. The author of the article “Negative Impact of Social Media on Teens” states “social media has made this easier for them to embrace stuff they would not otherwise embrace because they can do it ‘safely’ behind a screen” (McCann 1). This “safe” social media environment allows people to be someone they are not behind a screen. Unfortunately, teenagers are also at a risk of this type of scam. It exposes them to a world of predators who are doing the same thing for younger people.
Nonetheless, social media, even with a list of positive effects always has some of its negative ones. One of those as I have said, is causing distraction to teenagers, especially the students. In the Time Magazine | U.S. Edition an article called Wired for Distraction: Kids and Social Media, written by Dalton Conley, states that students and people who are heavily involved in social media have "continuous partial attention", which is quoting Linda Stone, a Microsoft Executive. Meaning, their ability to pay attention to one person or thing is nearly impossible; they will always be doing something
The media has its positive effects too, however, the negative effects of it is more clearly seen. The increasing number in usage of social media in youths has caused questions on the impacts of it. Some of the impacts that have gotten attention are cyber dating abuse, time spent on media devices and the influences, and exposure to sexual contents. One of the effects of social media is cyber dating abuse which leads to devastating actions taken by youth such as sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse and pregnancy risk
The Bad Effects of Social Media addict for Teenagers It is undeniable that nowadays increasingly sophisticated like the existence of social media that has been widespread in society, especially for teenagers. Although social media allows teenagers to interact socially whenever and wherever, unfortunately, spending too much time in front of the screen can actually reduce their ability to live their daily activities. Teenagers who have a hobby of playing social media continuously such as playing instagram, facebook, snapchat, line, and others will tend to have a lazy taste. And the feeling of laziness will greatly affect the teenagers themselves, such as late coming to school, tired easily in the move, and can not divide the time. Obviously it will be very disturbing teenagers will the world of their education, because by playing social media continuously can result in adolescents lack of sleep so tomorrow when going to school they will be late because of waking kesiangan.Terlebih again with the social media teens will tend to tire easily or drowsy because of playing social media so that teenagers will have trouble sleeping and eventually will stay up late at night even can not sleep at all due to the preoccupation of playing social media.
This too will negatively affect a teenager’s social development as it can cause teenagers to resort to inapt behaviour in order to improve their social status. Social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have shifted the balance of communication from verbal to visual. A study done by HomeNetStudy (Kraut et al., 1998) showed that teenagers that are heavily involved in technology and social media partake
In this era of globalization, technology has become more prevalent in our society. Many young people nowadays are indulging in social media and technology such as smartphone, laptop, Facebook and twitter to communicate with one another with the help of internet. This has brought a big influence in today’s generation and make them feel miserable without using it in a day. With this technology advancement, people now have even more opportunities to cyberbully others. Chisholm (2014) defined cyberbullying as the intentional and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones or other electronic devices.