Negative Effects On Social Media

901 Words4 Pages
Angela Huang
ENG 101
Essay 4 – First Draft [Consider developing your introduction with relevant background information about adolescents use of social media. What would useful for your audience to know?] Social media – something we all use in excessive amounts without realizing that we are using it or how much we are using it. When most people think of social media, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram are probably the first platforms that come to mind. They are fun and an extremely easy way for all of us to connect with our family and friends. However, since the popularity of these social media platforms has increased, a lot of other negative issues have arisen, such as its’ affect on adolescents’ body image. The main social media platform that affects body image would be Instagram. Instagram is an Internet-based photo-sharing app that allows people to share pictures and videos either publically or privately. This app is extremely popular and it is estimated that most of its users are on the app for approximately 50 minutes everyday. A lot of influential people, models and celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner use this app to post photos and generally receives many “likes” and have a very large following. This causes a problem because adolescents are now comparing themselves to these popular images on social media. Many of them believe that collecting “likes” and having many followers provide an immediate marker of achievement and popularity. This causes adolescents to

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