bad Internet use. The Internet provides a ton of information and entertainment, and can be accessed from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. (“Internet & Computer Addiction” N.P.) It is in this part of the article when the author explains how there is a difference between using the Internet as a tool, meaning when it is necessary, and taking advantage of it, and relying on it way too much. Many people do not realize they have Internet addiction and don’t realize that because they are so into the viral life they are loosing track of time, they have trouble completing tasks, and Isolation from important people such as family and friends.
Since the birth of social media, people have become less productive in socially interacting with society. Social media websites such as: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram are causing people to rely on these sites. People must remember to limit themselves because soon their profile can become fraud if someone else uses it to their advantage. Another reason can be that they can become social networking addicts, that their online life is their fantasy world. It can also result in them becoming “like” addicts, which is when they constantly need to check on their status and see how many “likes” they've received.
Addiction to the internet has negatively affected psychosocial aspects of teens and young adults. This addiction causes teens and young adults to prefer social media outlets over normal face-to-face conversation. High use of the internet has also led to the development of social disorders that may affect one’s ability to interact properly with peers. Anti-social behavior is also a prevailing issue in teens addicted to the internet. Social media can also affect teens ability to empathize and connect with issues in politics and society.
Also social media can damage your future. When you are a teen you tend to post pretty much anything you want. This is dangerous because you can post too much personal information. What most teens don't realize is that what they do on social media now can affect them for the rest of their life. It can even come back to haunt you in the future.
Social Media: Enhancing or Diminishing Communication Skills Social media is a term used to describe a form of communication in which a group or individuals may share, interact, and express opinions online in virtual communities (Ask Writer). The impact of social media in our society has affected us greatly in both positive and negative ways. A number of research studies have recently suggested that social media is destroying our communication skills. I agree that we are losing the ability to have personal and face to face conversations and communicate ideas to others clearly. Our computer and phone screens have become a crutch to interact with others with little to no effort.
It is more painful that a wound on our knees. Social media can cause to people to have hard time with face-to-face or personal interaction. It may also lead to addiction especially to students or teenagers. They get involved extensively where they forgot their main priorities. Social media also leads to plagiarism.
That’s why they are being disconnected from real life and their social relationships are being damaged. Over sharing on social media is also considered as a kind of social networking addiction. This is also called as a need for social affirmation. Some people share many photos and information with their friends on the Internet. They want to share everything about themselves on social media, which is a kind of addiction.
Isolation causes conflicts with friends and problems with family members, as well as the inability to maintain a sense of reality. The individual undergoes emotional and psychological changes such as increased feeling of loneliness and depression, which leads to forming a fear of people or deteriorate their self-image. In the US, 6.7% of the population over the age of 18 is suffering form depression (Sunstrum 2014). In today’s society, there is technology dependence. Although social media can enhance learning and facilitate habits, it can also have a negative effect on the individual because it can affect their ability to form
Social media sites can be very risky. Parents and other adults need to create rules and regulations to govern and monitor the usage of the internet. With these restrictions, cyberbullying, depression, and the misuse of these sites can be prevented. Teens that use the internet without supervision or rules are more likely to experience cyberbullying. Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet.
Social networking is an issue that has sparked debates all over the world. The introduction of social media has indeed changed the world in many aspects. Today, a significant portion of literate people in the society has at least engaged in social networking (Sturm, 2012). This engagement and interaction on social media has affected people in one way or the other. It is this effect of social networking on people who indulge in it that has since been a bone of contention dating back to the 1980s when internet first came into being.