The Effects Of Social Media On Children

850 Words Oct 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Negative Effects of Social Networking
Social networks claim to connect us; however, connections have not gotten any better and are instead turning into anti-social networks; in which you decide to take control or be controlled. Children are using more technology now than they have ever used in the past. All of the negative effects that social media and television is having on adults are far greater when it comes to the developing minds of children. There is no way to know what long term effect technology will have on our children because this is the first generation to have unlimited access. Unfortunately now a days grownups tend to be dependent to these social networks and we make them reachable to children; making the dependence start at an earlier age. Social media is a very enslaving addiction that is increasing day by day, by the result of social circumstances caused by new technologies that help hide situations of personal loneliness or isolation. I believe that everything is good or at least ok with moderation, but when a habit such as the internet and mostly social media are consuming you, affecting yourself, and those around you it has gone from a bad habit to an addiction. No addiction is good and like any other requires a treatment or cure in which we learn to control our anxiety to be connected to the web. Payne mentions that longer use of internet causes great problems since we then are no longer capable of prioritizing in our daily activities. This could…
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