Teen years is a very difficult period in our life and being easily distracted by a variety of things doesn’t make it any easier. One of the major distraction that a teenagers daily faces is the use of social networking sites. Its seems as if social networking sites have taken over the young adolescent minds to a whole other world and loosing awareness of what around them with the endless “clicking” and “scrolling” through webpages. Like those moments where you are on specific networking site and you lose either notion of time or you end up completely off track from where you first left off. YouTube would be one of those many networking sites this occurs the most.
Teens in the current society have relied on technology and the internet too much and as such losing the social skills that are imperative for success. These are some of the ways the technology has made the youths weak in socialization: Teenagers get too many friends on the internet, for instance, Facebook and get a notion that they do have helpful company. However, this becomes difficult in real life because the people they interact with on the internet, face to face and chatting are strangers. This is a fake friendship, and instead, one becomes even lonelier which is against his or her mental notion that they have a circle of friends. When there comes the need to get out and practically interact with people, internet addicts finds it hard because they have not been used to it.
Many children are exposed to inappropriate content, like, advice on eating disorders, Facebook can be a good cite, but for only people who can use it properly. One reason kids should not have Facebook accounts at an earlier age than 15 is due to distraction. Many kids get home and turn their computers on, and log onto their Facebook accounts to look at a friend’s pictures and read comments. Going on Facebook is not a productive, it can become addictive and then it can be hard to give-up that addiction. With Facebook being distracting to college students, it can become even more distracting to younger students.
Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent as teenagers spend more time on the internet without supervision. 46% of middle school and high school students have been targeted online. "...most cyberbullying is done for the amusement of the bullies and because they think they won't get caught" (Ochavillo 1). This basically says that the bully is harassing others because of pure boredom and carelessness. They don't think that they can get caught, or even be punished because it's on the internet and not a physical thing.... ... middle of paper ... ...ersonal-interactions-at-what-cost> Hafner, Katie.
Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet. This also includes when teens see too much on the internet and believe that what they see is always reality. Allowing teens to use the internet for social media without any restrictions can cause them to misuse the sites and inflict emotional harm to themselves or others through cyberbullying. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social sites focused on photos, allow many teens to judge and bully other teens without their parents knowing. “Parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.
Internet chat rooms do not seem like they are targeting this specific demographic, when it is considered that there are chat rooms for basically every interest any human in the world could think of. So, if Internet chat rooms are not targeting lonely, unpopular teenagers, but those are for the most part the people becoming "addicted" to these chat rooms, are these chat rooms making the people who are interested in them addicted and lonely ... ... middle of paper ... ...there is no immediate solution for the problem that is at hand. But it is a problem that needs to be addressed. Internet chat rooms are making the worlds youth into anti-social, lonely people. Internet chat rooms are enticing children to go out and meet much older people that they should not be associating with and no one is stopping them.
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.
Insecurity and a lack of self-confidence of one’s self is a battle that many people struggle with. Almost everyone can relate to that time period in their life when they felt their social life was depleted, and they constantly looked for mirrors to check their appearance. This battle is what leads many people to... ... middle of paper ... ...le in society today, which leads to an increased amount of Internet Addicts. With the amount of online resources and entertainment available, people are almost always on the Internet. The Internet distracts people from their real life conflicts, with information constantly added to it.
bad Internet use. The Internet provides a ton of information and entertainment, and can be accessed from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. (“Internet & Computer Addiction” N.P.) It is in this part of the article when the author explains how there is a difference between using the Internet as a tool, meaning when it is necessary, and taking advantage of it, and relying on it way too much. Many people do not realize they have Internet addiction and don’t realize that because they are so into the viral life they are loosing track of time, they have trouble completing tasks, and Isolation from important people such as family and friends.
Therefore, social networking sites are bad for our society. Social Networking sites lead to decreased grades. As high school students we are presented with plethora distractions: talking, texting, eating, and watching television but none compare to the immense impact of social networks. Our brains are almost programmed to be able Bushnaq 2 to sit on for hours scrolling simultaneously through feeds and not get bored. Bsecure states that teachers consider that social networking sites a... ... middle of paper ... ... Jarvis, Tim.