When the amounts of children and teenagers have this disorder it makes social media a higher risk. Adolescents today are so addicted to social media they spend a ton of time on the sites. “40 percent of eight to eighteen year olds spend 54 minutes a day on social media sites” (ProCon.org). So basically, on average teenagers spend at least an hour on social media daily. That is a lot of time they could use doing something else.
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For example, a study in Norway states that almost of teenagers 63 % are logged on to Facebook on daily basis and 40 % loge on several times in one day. In addition, it also shows that users become addicted to social networking. In particularly. Sampasa-Kanyinga noted that the "use of social networking sites can lead to poor mental health, and poor mental health may be a reason why teenagers use social networking
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(Merriam Webster, 2013) The most common examples include: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest. (Bennet, 2013) Teenagers use social media and networks to find out information, talk to people who live far away, or vent and tell everyone every detail of their life. This dependency on social media has a drastic effect on a teenager’s relationships and can have long term effects on their social capabilities. Studies are showing how many teens find it easier to communicate online than face to face; the teens think being behind the screen makes it easier to connect with one and another. This, in turn, makes deception a more common occurrence on the web.
Social Media How many times do you use social media in a day? For lots of people, social media is an important part of their life and it is hard for them to live without the internet. Social media is corrupting our society from social activities to the evolution of our language. From teens to adults social media has changed the way we communicate with others. Texting is the most popular form of communication for teens and young adults.
For many, social media has become their source of an outlet, allowing them to forget the stress in their daily lives. This allows them to develop a strong need to keep the source of their stress reliever close by, and Facebook is a major example of these sources. With so many people relying on Facebook to alleviate them of their stress, it’s not hard to realize that addiction to Facebook is on the rise. Most of these Facebook addicts exist in our generation, mainly the high school and college age groups. There are many different factors to why Facebook is extremely popular among this age group.
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