Impact Of Social Media On Self Esteem

2052 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
Affects Social media has on Self-esteem
Olivia Nelson
Victory Charter School

This paper explains about the affects social media has on our self-esteem as teenagers and how cyberbullying is a major problem in our society because there is nothing we can do about it. Social media is a major part of our lives and every day routines so when we take a step back and realize what we have done or have been doing then we know how negative it can be. Social media will forever depict who we are from what we post and comment and like and share. The digital footprint is our social media print of what we are and who we are as a person.

Social media is a big part of our lives because we can do everything on just one device. We spend a majority of our time on social networks and “interacting” with other people online. While that may sound convenient and appealing to us, it plays a bigger part in our lives than we realize. Social media can affect a person’s self-esteem either negatively or positively due to interpretations and other people’s self-worth.
According to a new study, pressure to be on social media 24/7 can lead to bad sleep quality and a higher chance of depression and anxiety in teens. (Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, 2015) During the said study, researchers asked 467 teens from 11 to 17 about usage of social media during their days. (Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, 2015)
In other tests, they watched the teens ' sleep patterns and any case of depression or…
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