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.
The informed critique that will be discussed is, “Is There a There in Cyberspace?” by John Perry Barlow. The major theme of this short story is how communities have drastically changed. While social benefits can come from participating in an Internet community, it is not a replacement for a physical community of peers. Online communication lacks body language and facial expressions (Barlow). There is no tonal quality to Internet prose.
She uses the term to describe the Facebook phenomenon (Bugeja). Here she argues how Facebook users can give a persona of who they want to be. Social networks give the opportunity to omit information. It unrealistic for interaction with others online, typically online groups or people never meet in person and have that face to face experience. Which is neither social networking nor building communities as Facebook claims to be.
There are many social networking sites incorporated an instant messaging feature, which lets people exchange information in real time via a chat. It can also be a great way to share tips and ideas. When using any social media platform, try to take responsibility of your own safety and never join a group just because it is trendy or all your friends are doing it. Social media has many benefits for the students and teachers.
In a study done at a college (Barker) 81% of the people surveyed said they use social media to keep in touch with friends they do not see often and 48% use it to keep in touch with family and relatives. (Online Social Networking and Addiction.) Social media is a good source to use for businesses (advertising and publicity), a good source for news and spreading news quickly, and to be close to celebrities! The action to be taken should not be to eliminatie all social media use, but to limit it. Let youth know the difference between real and virtual worlds, and once it is obvious that a youth is becoming addicted to social media it is time to take a time out.
The university students maybe not really have the opportunity to watch the news at television or newspaper according to their hectic live. However, they still can follow the news by reading it at the portal or watching the news at website such as tonton.com.my and many more. Furthermore, Internet has expanded its advantage by providing a space for people to socialize among another people even they are from different background. Majority of the students have an account for social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Instagram, and etc. As example of Facebook, students can create a for their members to join it at once they can make it as a group discussion even though it is in virtual reality.
As students, their priority is to focus on their education, and sites like twitter and facebook are mostly just a distraction that leads them to more procrastination. Although, there are benefits to social media, the negative aspects is too grand to overlook. No, we can not get rid of technology, or eliminate the impact it has had, but we can try and improve it. Take the initiative to reduce to need for teenagers to constantly know what everyone else is doing, and use social media in moderation. By Improving the use of modernized communication, we are only improving ourselves.
Social networking allows teens to create a public or private profile that allows them to chat amongst their friends by e-mail, posting comments, photos, and expressing personal hobbies (Griffith, 2009). Many individuals who participate on social networking sites believe that these sites are beneficial to “our society”. However many other people beg to differ and consider these sites becoming more of a threat than something that is beneficial to our children and teenagers (“Social,” n.d.). Individuals and teenagers claim that social networking is a great place to communicate in regards to their education or personal interests. Whereas, parents argue that networking is dangerous because it’s not secure, it’s a main source to bully one another, online sexual predators try to seek out the young, and teens detach themselves from the real world (Carey, n.d.).
It can distract students from doing homework and their daily work. Social media also has the potential to make individuals less social; creating an alternative for people’s ‘real world relationships’ and this could cause socially awkward individuals. Social media provides plenty of benefits, however, too much of social media is also a bad thing. Benefits, such as faster communication, resources and up to date news, from social networking websites could present a great awareness of what is happening around the worl... ... middle of paper ... ...ize Mauri sums up the benefits of Facebook in the introduction of his article that people want to find easier ways to communicate with each other. “Facebook is a social networking website.
All these networking sites have become so popular its part of a person’s everyday life. These sites are fun and give you the chance to explore and meet new people but there’s a time and place for it. If it’s not being used at the proper time a student’s education could be at stake. 50% of students feel it’s hard to get through the day without using social media. If Facebook, Instagram, and twitter are all part of a student’s lifestyle then there should be a way to use them as an educational tool to help better their learning and not become the leading cause for failing students.