With new innovations in technology almost every teenager is some how connected to social media, whether its on their phones, computer or IPod, and most teenagers have smartphones making it easy for them to access social media. Social media affects teenagers in many negative ways, it changes the way they think and interact such as excessive use of technology, allows for cyber bullying and websites causes low self esteem because teenagers see pictures of the “it” look. The excessive use of technology makes teenagers more antisocial in real life because of popular social media teenagers become dependent on it not knowing its negative effects. It leads to less face-to-face interactions. Plus with smartphones in todays society, teenagers have access to the internet anywhere.
That could come from talking behind a computer or a cellular device all the time with texts instead of verbally speaking. The impact of social media is putting a negative effect on the younger generation. Social media is having negative effects on teenagers. Since teens can feel safe behind a screen they are a lot more comfortable doing things that they should be more cautious to doing. First example of this is sexual encounters online aka “sexting”.
He believes that “By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections will weaken” (Charon). As time goes by, more and more young people are being introduced to smartphones and getting involved with as many social media accounts that their phone has capacity for and it causes more kids to become antisocial, insecurities form from looking at gruesome and inappropriate posts, making kids minds morph into an image they think society wants. Secondly, the graphics and posts on social media have taken a turn for the worse for the younger generations. We, as a society, have seen and even post some graphic, or derogatory terms that younger generations have been opened up to on social media. Everyday, the younger age group could potentially see photos, videos, and games on their smartphone, that they may not understand is inappropriate but over time they will develop a mindset that what they are seeing is normal and not be affected by it the way anyone should be.
The internet is like nourishing their bodies. From a public-health perspective, teenagers’ surfing on the Internet should be paid attention to. Teenagers are the future of the development of a country, they are easily attracted by something because they are curious for everything at this period. The severe situation of teenagers’ crime has caused people’s attention. Most teenagers do things against the law because they “learn” a lot from the Internet.
Whether that feeling of belonging comes from online gaming or meeting new people through social media, it can alleviate feelings of “inadequate social support, interpersonal security, or personal competence” (Ko, 1381). Despite the infinite amount of knowledge and resources to be found on the internet, teens and young adults prefer to use it for the socialization aspect. Shepperd argues that anxiety levels in studied subjects increased when not being able to use the internet for social media but not when one was asked to look up a fact
‘The rapid development of technology, including the provision of easy access to social media sites, is having a negative impact on young people’s privacy.’ The last 10 to 15 years has introduced new and exciting technology and with this technology social media has been introduced and has become increasingly and rapidly popular with everyone around the world, especially young people. This is due to the easy access to information, connecting socially with friends, watching programs and movies, playing games and interacting in chat rooms. But social media has also continued, since its introduction, to gradually reduce the privacy of its users and have the issue of common mistreatment of uploaded personal information. The exploitation of privacy and related issues such as, targeted advertisements, digital footprints and protection laws and all need to be closely inspected. The development of new technologies and social media is having a negative impact on the privacy of young people and also their families.
Right now, social media is more and more important because people always get information from social media. The world become a global village because the existence of social media. And the social media can make customers feel more comfortable about information exchange. In the future, the social media will integrate into human life in every respects and the social media will have a mix reception. The social media will make human life more and more simple and easy, but people will can’t without social media.
The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents In society today, social media has become a normality in many lives. People use social media outlets to keep up with friends, promote their businesses, and meet new people. There are many reasons to avoid the use of social media as a teenager, whether it be social pressures in general, or health risks When used properly the impact of social media can be extremely positive and helpful; however, some users abuse these social networks. Most social media users are teenagers and these networks have shown to have quite the negative impact. Researchers have stated that teenagers are growing up with more anxiety and less self esteem.
Cyber Teenagers: An Addiction The time teenagers spend using social media, in front of the computer and with their cellphones, is excessive. People judge social media with different opinions: some people look at social media as an interesting and useful tool and some people just do not like social media at all. What people do not know are the consequences social media can bring to teenagers. The common view most teenagers have about social media is different to what many people think about social media in many ways. Most teenagers think that the use of social media has a positive impact on their social and emotional lives.
"I think just as damaging as social media can be, it can ... help to build self-confidence, too” (CNN). Several studies show online interactions may decrease social anxiety and loneliness by creating an environment where adolescents can “express their true selves and gain acceptance in positive anonymous ways.” (Are Teens Really Addicted on Social Media? ).They are more likely to experiment with their identities online because of the anonymity the Internet can provide to learn how to interact with people. A study concluded that about 21.5% of teenagers use social media because they are lonely or not fitting in, and 30% because they feel blue, worthless, or hopeless. (Adolescent Weblog