Teenagers support each other’s ideas and content. Social media encourages a sense of belonging; it encourages users to interact with others. Social media is available 24/7 and available at your fingertips. Social media develops and keep friendships. Having social media available at your fingertips keeps teens connected with their friends and updated.
(Wiederhold, 385). So, it’s easy for teens to know about new people. “Facebook is a popular social networking site. Social Networking sites are defined by the user’s abilities to develop an online profile of him or herself within a bounded system, and view the connections made by their friends.” (Wankel, and Wankel, 55). Most of the teens find it more comfortable to communicate with their new friends or to make friends through online chatting.
Adolescents who are connected to social networking websites often ridicule those who are not. For example, teenagers who are not on Facebook or Twitter are commonly treated as social outcasts. Social networking has also made gossiping about the teens who are not connected easier. Thus, encouraging teenagers to conform to the normalcy of social networking, or suffer the consequences. Even teenagers who are connected to social networking websites are not safe from the harsh behavior of cr... ... middle of paper ... ...d relationships.
One main contributor to the extensive growth in social media amongst teens is the increase in production and demand for devices such as iPhones and tablets. Electronic devices such as these allow teens and people of all ages to socialize with others quickly over the internet on social networking sites. Attachment and dependency on these devices has even lead to much of our generation’s social and emotional developmental patterns. While cell phones have been shown to improve certain situations in emergencies, they cause anxiety. Recent studies have shown that “people who are anxious and socially insecure use Facebook more… probably because those who are anxious find it easier to communicate via social media than face-to-face” (Fitzgerald, 2012).
A significant amount of social media users would be teenagers which include students. Numerous researches are being done to find out on the effects of social media in teenagers’ life. In this essay we will discuss about the advantages of social media to teenagers which are can be a great source of income, builds relationship, reducing obstacles for communication and the disadvantages of social media to teenagers which are cyber crime and cause relationships to fall apart. One of the advantages of social media is can be a great income to the teenagers. In social media site, there are many potential custo... ... middle of paper ... ...ia definitely have both advantages and disadvantages in a teenagers’ life.
Aside from the benefits of being connec... ... middle of paper ... ...ot or not don’t help towards these percentages. There’s a constant comparison with others when teenagers use websites like these and its causing harm on the way they view themselves. To conclude, social media has many negative affects, social media sites have changed the way teenagers think, interact, it affects how they act online and how they view themselves. Social media distracts teenagers from their everyday lives. It leads to unfortunate cyber bullying and it leads to reduction in face to face interactions, the more time the students spend on these social media sites, the less time they will spend socializing in real life.
As social media use continues to increase for teenagers and young adults, so do the concerns on the social development in adolescents due to the internet. Many teens are attracted to social media because it provides a place where they can be anonymous and make friends, when at school they may be too shy to do so. In fact, a survey shows that, “participants...said they were better able to express their true selves online than offline, and they tended to project ideal qualities onto their online partners” However, when you have been given the tools and technology to maintain your lives without even speaking a word to someone face-to-face, it is anything but social. As a teen, social development is critical. During these years, a child will learn how to maintain friendships, thrive in social situations, and other important skills.
Teenagers’ minds are developed in that mindset to start a chain reaction as a connection with one million people starts with one. Social media is truly beneficial to teenagers due to the fact our world would not be connected without it. Consider the following, retweet, and share with friends as social media is beneficial to all teenagers.
The study by the Pew Research center (2012) also examined the positive impacts the internet had on teen culture. The progression of social media and the internet in general has allowed teens ' access to information in the fastest possible way, and has increased their ability to connect and exchange information with other human beings. The challenges that come from living in a social media crazed world can mean that people are no longer making face to face connections as they may have previously before social media sites became
This is how social media could predicate short but frequent messages, causes the teenage youth to have less depth in thought. Worse, if they follow negative views on social media platforms, it can give them the wrong perspective in life. Furthermore, social media itself could be a