Minors Use Social Media

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Social media is expanding due to its popularity; however it may be used for many different reasons. Many minors use it as a form of entertainment and interaction between friends and even other people around the world. Although minors use social media as a form of entertainment and interaction, nevertheless minors should not be able to use social media because it causes health issues, exposes them to explicit content, and promotes violence. Social media causing health issues in minors is shown and proven in “In Defense of the Internet: The Relationship between Internet communication and Depression, Loneliness, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Social Support” and “Psychological impact of Social Networking Sites: A Psychological Theory”…show more content…
In “Does Social Media Perpetuate Youth Violence?” and “The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions” the violence on social media is discussed and indicates it promotes violence behavior in minors. In “Does Social Media Perpetuate Youth Violence?” it directly states that “Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have become a platform for youth violence… gangs used these social media sites to make threats, “call out” rival gangs, promote violence and recruit members. This activity led to real “Stomp-Outs”, real shootings, and real deaths and… a new trend called “Fight Compilations” has become increasingly popular on sites such as World Star Hip Hop and YouTube” (Bostic). This shows that social media is too violent for minors to use. Likewise, in “The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions” it is specified that “children’s exposure to media violence plays an important role in the etiology of violent behavior” (Beresin). This shows that social media causes violence. In both articles, evidence there is strong correlation between social media use and violence in minors is presented. Consequently, minors should not be able to use social since it promotes
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