Teenagers And Social Media Consequences For Teens

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As any other innovation, the smartphone was created to simplify the life of users. A difference from the mobile phones of the 1990’s a smartphone is “a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touch screen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications” (Matar). For teenagers having access to advanced smartphones, the use of the internet through this device is giving them the ability to be in constant use of social media platforms, for example, games, music, social media, entertainment news, etcetera. As a consequence, these devices have become one of the main distractions for teenagers. Unfortunately, there is no control in what teenagers access through their smartphones. It is very common to see teenagers having all the attention placed on their smartphones while they are eating, attending a social event, while in the bathroom or even as they walk on the streets on their way home. In fact, for many teenagers to view their social media pages is the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing they do at night. It is a constant battle in real life to get the attention of teenagers, their world seems to be control by their smartphones. On the other hand, teenagers have the power to take advantage of the benefits a smartphone has to offer, such as help teenagers to obtain faster information to complete a homework assignment or a school project, also there can be live

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