Social Media And Its Effects On Society Essay

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Using social media not only leads to violent behavior but also has caused both emotional and social changes. Social media, especially Facebook, has resulted in students becoming heavily addicted to social media, and while many individuals would argue that drugs and/or alcohol are more addictive than social media or that social media addiction is not a huge problem, that fact is that social media is addictive and potentially problematic. Students that utilize social media on a regular basis may lose their ability to engage in meaningful face-to-face communication (Albury & Crawford, 2012). Even if the world is currently turning to technology, students must be capable to converse in the real life setting. Most social media websites have become highly famous for cyberbullying, and this has become an unfortunate trend in society. Students may write hurtful messages about their fellow students which may scare the students for extended periods (Albury & Crawford, 2012). Another issue with social media is that it has become impossible to know whether the students will utilize this medium in a constructive way. Some students post highly inappropriate content such as pornography on social media. This has defeated the entire purpose of the medium altogether. Social media is very effective for students to make friends and advance their education; however, there are numerous disadvantages as well. The true challenge lies in addressing these issues and ensuring that the benefits can
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