The easier it gets, the more addicting it makes it to check every second. Also, it’s not only the youth and teenagers using these social media cites; it also claims adults as well. One of the main reasons people make social media accounts is because people are nosey about other people’s lives. They get a social media page such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to monitor people and see what they are missing out of in the world. People post pictures to their “page” for everyone to see how good they look or how funny they are.
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”.
Critics believe that social media is making relationships difficult because it makes teens lack the ability to talk to someone in person. This negatively affects teens because talking to someone in person is a necessary skill for many jobs. Although critics argue that social media is unhealthy for relationships, supporters argue that it helps them. Supporters argue that it “makes it easier for individuals to keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues” (Clemmitt). They also argue that “most people use social media not to avoid others but to stay in touch with them” (“Social Networking”).
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.
Reveal the topic: Personally, I believe social networking sites are harmful and do have negative effect because people nowadays become addicted to social networking and we as a community that concern with these people must stop it. Tie to the audience: social networking for example facebook helps us as a student to sending and receiving our assignment from friends, doing discussion in the group that we create and we no need to do discussion everyday just to finish the task, It helps us a lot. Although social media leads people to have more interaction , promotes long-distance relationships, and easier our work, it has a lot of bad things that make us out of control and now many of social media users are addicted. Credibility m... ... middle of paper ... ... interest, such as book clubs, sports teams, or other such organizations. This way, they will build real relationships naturally in the real world.
Eager to see what “selfie” their favorite celebrity has posted on Instagram. The constant mentality of, “ Oh that would be a good tweet”, or “ Lets post theses pictures on Facebook”, defines how teenagers of this generation focus more on how they could build up their identity of being funny, or having a great time, when in reality, it can be all fake. If only all these tweets, or chats were spoken to each other, teenagers will have a tremendous increase in their social skills, which is a major downside of social media. Social media also affects education, as it is a distraction. Even businesses are taking advantage of this social media craze, as they are manipulating the use of advertising through consumers posts.
As in real life, teenagers are very shy of what is coming out of their mouth, but in social media, it’s the opposite, “Social media is preventing us from standing up for ourselves the way we should be” (Thaiatizickas). Facebook is a convenient way to contact a long distance relative or friends, but teenagers are depending on it too much that make them lacked face to face communication. Social media such as Facebook limits the face to face interaction between humankind. Technology has a huge impact on human life and some may take them as an advantage and disadvantage. Many believed that the digital world is their real life and they can meet and talk to whoever they want through messenger and video calls.
Don’t get me wrong social media is good, but when is it enough? For people can walk right by their friends or coworkers because they are staring on their phones. Not even to mention what social media can do to young adults or teens, that don’t have the same understanding of the world as most adults do. Social media can affect young adults or teens, can prevent a person from getting jobs, and is even a driving distraction. In this day and age of the twenty first century young teens and even children are more drawn into social media.
Getting made fun of on social media can make the other kid sensitive and can get to them to the point where they cannot take it anymore. If kids have easy access to get online it is easy for them to find their victim, now a day kids know how to work the new websites. Among average 61% have received mean or embarrassing posts online and 59% have received mean texts, e-mails or instant messages (Anderson, Bresnahan, & Musatics, 2014). It is easier to bully on social media then is at school or anywhere else. Embarrassing pictures or even inappropriate pictures of the victim can be uploaded by the bully leading to embarrassment for everyone to see.
Social Networking and How it Affects People Social networks were made to help keep people connected. Social networks provide people with access to entertainment, news, free advertising for business owners. These social platforms also provide users to communicate with family abroad. With all these benefits one would think that everyone would be happy with social networking but that’s not the case, in fact some people are against social networks. I think social networks are beneficial for everyone who might use this resource responsibly.