Teenagers are on their phones for most of the day, texting people checking their social media and these sites have made a lot of teenagers addicted to using them. Negative impacts include less productivity in school, because people tend to go on their accounts. Its making teenagers become ironically less social through social media because teenager’s text, and use apps such as twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. There fore with new and addictive websites teenagers become less social with real life. Aside from the benefits of being connec... ... middle of paper ... ...ot or not don’t help towards these percentages.
Celebrities also use their accounts which can be followed by anybody. Teens end up constantly comparing themselves to celebrities’ appearances and bright, outgoing personalities. Studies have also shown that cyber bullying has become a much bigger problem with the growth of internet usage. All of these different things having to do with social media have led to kids feeling depressed, ugly, and alone. The use of social media has increased depression in today’s teenagers.
This number is too big when you think about the potential students have but the constant bullying by their peers on social media effects that. For some, dropping out or taking the bad grades feels like their only option. Some teenagers that get cyberbullied on social media can’t take the constant criticism, which can lead to suicide. An example is Hannah Smith, a 14-year old student from England. Smith had been on ask.fm, a social networking site that allows people to ask questions anonymously.
Social Media’s Impact on Youth Likes, favorites, retweets, shares, to some these words mean nothing, to others they may mean the world. Teenagers today often measure their self-worth on the reactions they receive on posts or pictures they put on social media. Social media exposes youth today to many things that they never would have access to if it were not for the Internet. Before internet and social media there was still bullying, however social media now exposes children to a possible 24 hour flow of what people call, cyber bullying. Social media also allows teenagers to often compare themselves to the models or movie star characters that are often shown on social media.
Alternatively, some believe that Facebook is replacing face to face interaction in people and that people are beginning to use these social media outlets as their only source of socializing with others. There are also concerns that bullying is finding a new form through the means of social media. In fact 20% of teens have claimed to have been bullied online (Thomson, 2009). What many people do not understand or consider when investigating Facebook is that it can be an extremely effective communication tool. In 2008, when Facebook was just beginning to take off, ... ... middle of paper ... ...es as a teacher to constantly reevaluate and reflect upon their practices.
Cell phones and the internet are a very innovative way to communicate, but in the present day, there is a high availability that teenagers have to find out any information over the web. This information that teenagers are exposed to can cause them to be manipulated and deceived into bullying others online. Due to the overwhelming fear and embarrassment of being bullied online, many teenagers tend to keep such events to themselves. “It’s universally ingrained that reporting bullying is being a ‘snitch’ and trying to get someone in trouble.” ("In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest") There is a strong interconnection between cyberbullying and te... ... middle of paper ... ...sion.html>. "In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest."cfah.org.
“Cyber bullying is defined as using the computer or other electronic devices to intimidate, threaten or humiliate another individual,” Admin October 13th, 2008. As the Hartman 2 internet continues growing more popular with the youth, so do potential risks of online bullies. Juveniles today may be technology savvy but many lack the maturity to comprehend the consequences of misusing it. There are countless ways to cyber bully. Creating an alias to harass someone, sending cruel emails, stealing ones account information, and spreading rumors on websites and chat rooms are examples.
Many professionals have sought to address the negative aspects of social media and have worked to develop a solution to bring cyberbullying to an end. Besides cyberbullying, there are many other negative outcomes for American youth in the use of social media websites like Facebook. For example, many teens are using shorthand and abbreviations when writing or communicating online. Additionally, teens lose themselves in social media, ignore their surroundings and even become addicted to social media. Consequences of this include a rise in obesity, devaluation in family, lack of exercise and decrease in focus on school and homework.
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.
This why social networking sites need to add more limitations for all teens. One of the main problems with social networking and the internet is that using it can become a major addiction. Something about it seems to make people, especially teenagers, feel the need to constantly be online checking for updates of posting thing on their social networking sites. “CBS News did a test on college students, and cut them off from the...