Social health is important because it is the factor to real friendships and relationships. Unbalanced social health can create problems such as isolation. Isolation can affect a person’s “basic verbal communication, tone of voice, facial expression, and body language” ( Falcon 1). The main idea of social health is the communication part. These people with social media addictions will isolate from the real world.
Imagine that 20 years ago the only way to stay in touch with a person was to mail a letter. In a modern world with the invention of social media, people can converse with someone using the internet and get a response within seconds. Although in the course of time all generations have started to take advantage of the novations that social media has brought about, teenagers and young adults are the most active users of these networks. According to numerous research studies in the area of online social networks, it has been shown that such sites are impacting the lives of the youth significantly. Understandably, there are a lot of different opinions about its positive and negative influence.
In The Shallows, Nicholas Carr discusses the internet’s effect on human thought. This is perfectly shown in Chapter Nine which is titled “Search, Memory.” Carr speaks on how the internet effects long term memory. The chapter quotes one of the smartest minds in the history of Western Civilization, Socrates. Socrates is quoted, “Writing down their thoughts and reading the thoughts of others had written down, they become less dependent on the contents of their own memory.”
Technology sales have increased 75% in the last 5 years according to the national cell phone industry. This means people are getting and using technology more than they ever have. Technology is making us more lonely. If you can text then that is supplying communication without actually visiting the person you want to talk too, people are constantly getting on their devices during family and/or family time, and phones can be used for entertainment so why would you even need friends. Cell phones can supply communication through text so that is becoming a more common way of talking to someone than go seeing them.
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.
Social media is a tool that many would describe as useful, but the real question is to what extent. While social media platforms help individuals sell themselves for social networking, it negatively affects towards adolescents. In today’s society, seeing an eight year old with a smartphone is nothing out of the ordinary, an eight year old! Technology paints itself as a beautiful resource, but the saying is “two steps forward, one step back.” As social media popularity increases and the platforms become more accessible, the concern shifts towards what is exposed to children online and how this affects them.
Occasionally, social media can help us with homework, and allow us to communicate with others. Yet, despite its positive impact, it also has negative influences on society. Look at all the people who have their ears plugged with earphones, fingers flying, and a distraught look on their face when their parents tell them to do something. This results in bad behavior which can causes social issues and rifts between family and friends and possibly lead to inactivity and obesity in youths. Overall, I believe social media is bad for teens.
Living in the modern era makes social media become part of our life. Basically, social media are used for communication and social interaction. Based on the Merriam-Webster, social media are forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos). There are lots of social media that people use nowadays such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Path, and others. Most of people probably have two or more social media’s accounts.
Online social media is a term used to describe the interaction and activities between individuals or groups of people, exchanging different ideas over the internet. Social media has a huge and significant impact on young people as they are gaining popularity all over the world. Children grow up in an environment surrounded by smart mobile devices, computers and interactive social networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Social media became a vital aspect in not only teenagers but also the life of adults.
In the fast developing contemporary world, it seems to be that people cannot spend a day without social media, despite the fact of its numerous negative effects. The vulnerable teenagers should limit the use of social media by spending less time on the Internet as it can cause a number of negative consequences: it can lead to health as well as social problems. Proponents, however, argue that social media changed lives to the better as it made communication easier and faster and there are no negative effects from social media. They might also say it is impossible to withdraw from the Internet at all. This may be true and their argument is valid, nevertheless, all the negative impacts on one’s physical as well as mental health and social life outweigh the mentioned advantages.