Posting personal information can risk your family and friends lives. Social media can be used as a weapon against you. It can even lead to a kidnapping, or even someone's death. Many people use social media to help to waste time, but could also become an unhealthy addiction. Also social media can damage your future.
It is because people can do bullying in social media to others. Bullying in social media can be like giving someone bad comments, and edit someone pictures carelessly and post it to social media, etc. The victim mat geel bad, keep thinking about the comment, and they can feel stress because of it. It also can lead to suicide if the victim can’t let it go and feel more
Social media can play a big part in a lot of teens depression because of the content on these sites. Things like cyberbullying which is one of the leading causes of depression is ever present on social media sites. Although students may not be depressed by using social media themselves they might become this way by seeing those who are depressed spread their emotions across social media. According to De Choudhury who is an assistant professor at Georgia Institute of Technology,” Major Depressive Disorder is characterized by episodes of all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. It is also well-established that people suffering from MDD tend to focus their attention on unhappy and unflattering information” (1).
Overall, seeing other people live exciting lives or being happy is causing depression because teenagers can’t live up to that standard. According to Duffy and Edson Tandoc, a former doctoral student at MU and now an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, a Facebook study he conducted found, “that if Facebook users experience envy of the activities and lifestyles of their friends on Facebook, they are much more likely to report feelings of depression.” Teenagers desperately need to find themselves, but instead compare themselves to others making them feel depressed when
Social media can cause us to lose our sense of concentration. It can also create false presumptions of what happiness is based on a fake reality. This paper will focus on the many effects of social media both good and bad. Also it will be discussing the mental distress social media can have on someone 's brain, (More negative stuff)
Social media can have detrimental effects on the formation of an adolescent’s identity such as social isolation meaning that the individual will spend excessive amounts of time attached to any electronics that will provide him with social media access. Social networking has been debated to have beneficial or detrimental effects, as overuse and abuse of the Internet can be harmful to someone, such as an adolescent. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, over one million teenage girls are victimized psychologically as well as physically, through social media. Discrimination through media causes teenagers to isolate themselves from the world, as well as implement online socialization and not having the capacity to communicate with another human being in person. Furthermore, this is the effect of abuse of media.
Isolation is something most teenagers do when they feel depressed, so they tend to block out and disconnect themselves from their friends even family. Isolation is something that affects teens identity the most. The more social media teenagers use a day can cause more isolation. Social media is to make people connect to their families or friends who is far away or close nearby, but it can make teens feel lonelier. Seife states, “Ironically, all this interconnection is isolating us.
It also acknowledges misinterpretation of tone of voice and misrepresentation of identities. Adolescents are focusing on the false images of what social media holds rather than experiencing it for themselves. The increased psychological symptoms -particularly anxiety and stress - have attached themselves to these actions, contributing to the damage it can cause to the user without realization of it. Users have also encountered these psychological symptoms while disclosing news about important life events. Facebook users have had negative feedback when they made public bad health news, causing much stress and a decline in quality of life; the analytical study conducted by Bevan, Gomez, & Sparks (2014) addressed the way users would take responses: “the unique nature of Facebook disclosures could be detrimental to well-being both if the news is shared and if it is not shared in order to protect users or because users do not believe that their friends will respond” (p.251).
The Negative Effects from Using Social Networking Sites Social networking site are used by teen all over the world. Many people aren’t aware of the negative consequences. Social networking sites have negative effects on teens because of isolation, behavior, and predation To start off, isolation decreases self-esteem in teens and social networking sites are known to cause isolation. In the article “Social Networking Websites Isolate People,” the author, Jennifer Sexton says, “The rise of social networking websites may cause people to isolate, removing them from natural social situations and marooning them in front of computer monitor where they are barraged with advertising and online predator.”(Sexton 6)She says this to show people that once you are faced with isolation you will also be faced with other things such as predation and behavior change. Sexton also says, “Suffering from this disorder can often be extremely isolating.
One misunderstood tweet can lead to hundreds of people hating you. A message you wanted people to hear could be misinterpreted and make your own internet friends turn on you. Strangers want to hurt you just because you won't change the way you are. Yes, social media can be beneficial in ways; however, the internet can change the way you perceive yourself and others and sometimes not in a positive way. Social media is harmful for our society for multiple reasons.