Effects Of Social Media On Young Adults

3226 WordsJul 22, 201513 Pages
Effects of Social Media on Young Adults INTRODUCTION Purpose The purpose of this report is to investigate the effects that social media usage has on young adults. This paper will explore both the benefits and risks of using social media as a teenager. Problem With the use of social media being the number one way we communicate in today’s modern world, it has become such a worldwide phenomenon with people from all over the world using social media as a form of communication. Social media now overrides the way that people correspond. Research shows that people communicate via social media websites more than using their mobile phones. People of all ages use social media as a way of communicating with friends, family and even strangers all around the world. Social media has flourished in the age of the Internet. It offers a way to keep in touch with new and old friends, network, follow bands and companies, and offers a mini biography of each user’s life. When used responsibly and with caution, social networks can be a great tool. When used immaturely or carelessly, social networks can be a dangerous medium capable of great damage. Young people are often incapable of identifying when this tool is being used in a damaging manner as opposed to a constructive and useful new technology. Social media is corrupting today’s youth by promoting bullying, short attention spans, instant gratification, and a society based on popularity rather than accomplishment. With the extensive
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