Social Media And Its Effects On Society

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Social media is a collection of online platforms or channels which allow constant and continuous communication and interaction with others worldwide. Social media has become so common that it is now a new way of life, especially among youngsters. From newspaper to newsfeeds, this revolutionary invention has become the primary way youngster communicate and interact with each other. Due to popularity of cell phones and other popular handheld devices, children may choose to socialize online rather than in person. This new wave of interacting has afforded a surefire way to connect with classmates, friends, and family members. With over 1 billion daily Facebook users, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook takes the lead for the most popular social media platform used by teens, followed by Instagram which is owned by Facebook makers. Not only is it the most popular social media platform used by teens, Facebook along with Facebook messenger and YouTube top the charts for most popular downloaded cell phone apps among youth. Social Media Friends and Stranger A normal part of growing up is feeling socially accepted. When children do not feel accepted they are at risk for developing emotional problems which could lead to self-harm and suicide. Children want to feel accepted, special and popular. Social media allows teens to extend their communication far beyond traditional telephone and face to face interaction. Promoting a sense of belonging and acceptance, teens are may
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