However, an addiction to cell phones can be very unhealthy. This can cause a tremendous amount of problems, especially for teens. The dependence teens have on cell phones can have many negative effects. Many teens miss out on more important things in their lives, due to this addiction. Teens can have a loss of focus, which may cause negative consequences such as car accidents, low grades, and struggling relationships.
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.
However, teenagers usage of their phone is beyond just calling. In their social world it is about how many likes or followers they have, which leads to lacking social skills generations had before. The cons of teenage Smartphone usage outweighs the pros because of how it affects their academics, social world, and emotional health.
Texting dissuades healthy relationships and communication, deters learning and information retention, and is rapidly becoming one of the leading causes of fatalities caused by distracted driving. There have been numerous studies that link text messaging with anxiety and social disorders. While texting might be in effect a more convenient form of communication, it has been shown to have an adverse effect on the construction of social relationships. For example, data collected by a group of communication researchers showed that rather than creating more emotional ties using texting and instant messaging, adolescents are using texting to create distinct worlds of social media (Lou). Furthermore, teenagers are even more dependent on their mobile phones, expecting that their close relationship and friendships will be sustained through frequent text messaging (Lou).
As you can see, there are a multitude of negative effects that social media brings to the table. They out weigh the positives. Parents have to be responsible on their children before it gets out of hand. They need to show their child the real reasons why Facebook and Twitter etc was set up for. While today’s teens may be more digitally savvy than their parents, their lack of maturity and life experience can quickly get them into trouble with these new social networks.
The use of social media may impact personal relationships, privacy rights, become a worrisome distraction, influence politics, and fuel democratic revolutions. With many people communicating with friends and family online, debate is growing about whether that is healthy for relationships. Critics of social media argue that “teens are showing a decrease … from previous generations when it comes to expressing themselves and interacting with others” (Clemmitt). Critics also argue that many teenagers today are, “forgoing face-to-face conversations whenever possible in favor of writing on a Facebook wall or texting" (“Social Networking”). Critics believe that social media is making relationships difficult because it makes teens lack the ability to talk to someone in person.
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.
Also to be entertained as earlier mentioned teenagers gets distracted a lot so owners of the social networking company would make sure this is very entertaining to the viewer’s eyes. You get to give your opinion on things and express yourself but some go a little too far when given the opportunity to. However, the people against social networking sites mentions how the constant use of this can hurt us when communicating face to face. It wastes time on more important activity. Many teens coming up this generation show very low productivity, high distraction and bad communication skills.
He believes that “By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections will weaken” (Charon). As time goes by, more and more young people are being introduced to smartphones and getting involved with as many social media accounts that their phone has capacity for and it causes more kids to become antisocial, insecurities form from looking at gruesome and inappropriate posts, making kids minds morph into an image they think society wants. Secondly, the graphics and posts on social media have taken a turn for the worse for the younger generations. We, as a society, have seen and even post some graphic, or derogatory terms that younger generations have been opened up to on social media. Everyday, the younger age group could potentially see photos, videos, and games on their smartphone, that they may not understand is inappropriate but over time they will develop a mindset that what they are seeing is normal and not be affected by it the way anyone should be.
Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health. A large portion of Americans are involved with social-networking websites and this can also lead to a very serious addiction. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online”(Goldwasser 239). By focusing on how much reading and writing a teen does on the computer, Goldwasser overlooks the deeper problem of whether or not this type of reading and writing is educational. Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse.