Teenagers do not realize what they post, tweet and share/post online might prevent them from getting a job in the near future and can bring negative consequences months or years down the road. Social media users are vulnerable to hacking, identity theft, and viruses. The degree to which private information is available online and the anonymity the internet seems to provide has made people forget the need to filter the information they post. All in all, are social media sites really good for our society? Our privacy has decreased, students education has decreased, cyber bullying has increased and it changed the way we interact with each other.
If they just got rid of it completely then allot of people would be out of a job.... ... middle of paper ... ...diseases, and many other things Some of the most used social media sites are Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. There will never really be a good way to get rid of social media. There also will not be a good way to control people who get addicted to it. I think that we should just try to control it in a very loose and not extremely strict way. We can control what the people can do.
Although Goldwasser includes positive points about the Internet she fails to search deeper into the problem that American teens have with it today. People may neglect work and social relationships as a result of Internet addiction. There are also many health problems that could be caused by Internet addiction. The Internet is a big part of society today and many people cannot go a day without using it. Internet addiction has become an escalating problem that may never go away.
I don’t usually use it all the time. Facebook became to be an important thing in our society since 2004. There are two articles that focus on this topic: “Social Networking: Failure to Connect” by Tom Meltzer and “Can Facebook Overcame Shyness?” by Michael S. Rosenwald. Social media can be harmful to users and affect their lives because it can make people feel lonely, waste time and take them away from the real social life. People like to use the social media because they think that it’s helpful, but it is not if they use it wrong way.
Making good first impressions such as dressing appropriately, having good social skills, displaying confidence, and presenting positive body language is paramount when interviewing and important to earning a career opportunity. However, because of Facebook users lacking interpersonal communication, they develop bad body language habits such as lack of eye contact, being anti-social, and being nervous because of anxiety, hence leading to a poor interview and being denied a job. Furthermore, many will not even have the chance for an interview because of the unprofessional and inappropriate content that employers find when screening applicants’ Facebook pages. According to the Society For Human Resource Management, a globally recognized human resources society that develops and serves human resource professionals, “[a]bout 77 percent of companies are using social networking sites to recruit candidates for specific jobs…” (Segal). Many users’ Facebook pages contain unprofessional and inappropriate content such as degradation of previous employers, hate speech, profanity, unsuitable and offensive photos, and unacceptable content posted by friends.
Nowadays many people such as tutors or parents believe that social media is distracting young people from focusing on their work at school and as negative result in many ways is lowered grades, decrease of real human contact, time wasting and motivation loses. A life without social networking is better, says Shiela o. Dea. Accordingly to the CNN report was Shiela an active user of Facebook, but with time she learned she is getting more disconnected to the real world than before, so she decided to quit. She is happy with the decision to quit Facebook she said, because now she can make greater effort to social engage with others. This is evidence against the opinion which saws, “a life without so... ... middle of paper ... ...nts at school can exchange their valuable materials and communicate with each other over the internet – using instant messaging services.
Most people believe that social messaging is more of a benefit than a consequence, but using social media can actually be harmful. Social media is something most kids, teens, and even some adults are using all the time. It has become a part of our generation’s lives. Having people on their phones all day long is not only disappointing, but also damaging. Instead of talking to someone face-to-face and hanging out, people prefer just texting or going on a social network.
They want to share everything about themselves on social media, which is a kind of addiction. Secondly, excessive use of social networking leads to some mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Spending more time alone and keeping away from face to face interaction lead to loneliness and depression. Another reason is; teenagers especially compare themselves with their friends on social media. This situation leads to jealousy and anxiety.
Even so with their personal profile, most people will create false information to suit a person that is more likely to get matches or interests. Just to get a response they’re willing to pretend to be someone else, so if they can’t even be true to there self on the internet how true to themselves are they in real life? In addition with having no consideration of who they may be talking to, most adults wouldn’t even consider the dangers of online dating, and forget they may not be talking to who they believe. With these sites that are created to meet friends and find love are even taking advantage of that to create a huge profit on these services. Teenagers also have access to sites with online chat rooms and social profile websites such as Myspace, Tagged, Twitter and Facebook.
On the Mental Health Blog, psychologist, Aric Sigman states, “…spending too much time online could lead to social isolation, loneliness and a negative outlook” (Sigman 1). Most people believe that because social media offers so many opportunities such as deeper connections with people, strengthening relationships with friends, and even encountering new people through online meeting is ultimately good for you, but because all of the interactions are through devices and there’s no physical connections with people it could increase loneliness. While using social networking one does not find the need to be active or move. As a result, it leads to mental and physical disorders that could harm the body. Dr. John Cacioppo is a professor at the University of Chicago and exclaims, “…lonely individuals tend to use social networking sites in a way that puts distance between themselves and others” (Johnson 1).