The Effects Of Social Media On Children And Adolescents

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The Effect of Social Media on Children and Adolescents Life at home is normally peaceful until my mother shouts “Switch of that television and do something more constructive”or“No phones at the table,”or“switch off that laptop and get some good night sleep.” My little brother is always watching cartoons on television or playing video games while I spend most of my time on the laptop or on my phone twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Instagram or on blogs, or Youtube or any other social media website having a portal for good entertainment and communication of trending events. My mother always says we shall spoil our eyes or become fat and lazy. She always goes on and on about how she used to play a lot of outdoor games as a child and how they are important for the growth and development of children. Social media has proven to enhance children and adolescents communication and social skills. It enlarges their network or friends and other people who share similar interests. This is done through playing video games online with others, interaction with family, relatives, friends and classmates throughout the day and night irrespective of the territorial or global divide is also enhanced by the use of social media such as Facebook and MySpace. The increased use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops and the readily available access to the Internet promotes access to social media in the shortest time possible. These children and adolescents spend a lot of time on the media which would
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