Technology has had so many advances in the past decade. People are constantly using the internet for numerous things. Every person uses the internet and technology at least once in their lifetime. Since technology is constantly growing and advancing people find themselves using it more and more for everyday life. Now, adults are usually the ones using the internet, but young kids have found themselves using it more frequently as well. Whether it be a child who is using a phone for games, or a teenager who is using a phone for social media, the internet is always being used. Young kids also find themselves using the internet for several things including social media or texting. With young people using social media there can be a positive side, a negative side, and even changes in ones mind. Young people feed into social media and with this comes cyberbullying, insecurities, distraction, and no privacy.
Individuals nowadays have been shaped by many factors including family, environment and personal experiences, but have you ever wondered how social media has contributed to our lifestyle behavior? In the period that before social media the individuals interest and concerns were not so complex, however, since the improvement that has happened in social media, individuals' lives have undergone a great change. As a result of this development of the social media, individuals’ lives have changed for the better, as we can make relationships easier and develop our social skills. However, this great changed on social media has brought some downsides on our personality.
Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever been intimidated or embarrassed in front of a large number of people? How does a child handle being tormented day after day? When children are on social media sites they are making themselves readily available for strangers to decide who they are and their self worth. For many years parents have allowed their children to connect with friends and family via different social media sites. Parents trust and think that their children are interacting with people they know, while unaware that they are also inviting strangers into their lives. For this reason, a pleasant way of socializing can put them at an unfair advantage and possibly turn into a dangerous situation known as Cyberbullying. When a person has been discovered harassing another individual on any social media sites, they should be banned from social networking. While researching sources old and new, various situations were brought to light as to why cyberbullying is having such an effect on children.
Social media is considered an essential thing in today’s time. The way people connect to each other and keep up with long lost friends. Years ago, the popular social media outlet was Myspace. Now, Facebook has taken the award for the most popular social media outlet. While Facebook is a good resource at times, it has become more of potential danger. With the positive aspects being few, the negative outcomes are many. This is evident in young adults. In the younger generation, excessive time on Facebook can cause jealousy and other issues in an individual’s overall livelihood.
Social networking, a cornerstone in technology today, is harmful to the lifestyles of teens today. Most teenagers that use social networking are damaging their own future by allowing their personal life to be exposed as well as missing out on personal opportunities such as being sociable and confident when they speak. Families should work to find ways to protect adolescents from the damaging effects of social networking.
According to Hendricks (2013), After the invention of blogging, social media began to explode in popularity. YouTube came out in 2005, creating an entirely new way for people to communicate and share with each other across great distances. By 2006, Facebook and Twitter both became available to users throughout the world. These sites remain some of the most popular social networks on the Internet. Today, there is a tremendous variety of social networking sites, and many of them can be linked to allow cross-posting. (Hendricks, 2013).
Growing up in the age of internet and being millennials, social media is as natural to the people of today as breathing or drinking water. Social media is a “series of websites and applications that have been designed to allow people to share content and communicate with each other quickly and efficiently” (“What is Social Media, 2017). A few people have a more confined perspective of social media likening it to mean the same as social networking on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. The power of social media is such that, the number of people using it worldwide is expected to reach 2.95 billion by 2020, which is a third of the world’s entire population (Facts, 2017). Social media has been described as being more addictive than even cigarettes and alcohol because it has entered so deeply into the lives of young people that it is almost impossible to stop using it every day (Winefield, Gill, Taylor & Pilkington, 2017). Today, social media can serve as a helping tool in changing a person’s life but at the same time it could also lead to a conflict which might have a negative impact on a person. As summarized by Huppert “Psychological well-being is all about the lives going well. It is a dual combination of feeling good and functioning effectively” (2009, p.137). Social media affects our psychological well-being in many different ways, both positively and negatively. Due to the broad nature of this topic, this essay will focus equally on both the pros and cons
However, does that mean that social media has a negative effect, restricting children from forming strong bonds and relationships? Yes and no. Going deeper into the discussion, I was reminded of a video that I had come across from a TV show called ‘Adam Ruins Everything,’ a series based around debunking common misconceptions. In this video in particular, the host interviews Anne Curzan, a Professor of English at the University of Michigan, discussing how language has changed in culture because of the addition of texting. She explains that it is not that the grammar of texters is improper, it is only that it is different and everchanging. Nowadays, it is common knowledge that if someone ends their text in a period, then it means that they are angry. Curzan also explains that while parents and adults might believe that their children do not put grammar into consideration, text messages actually are thought over quite intentionally because text has almost become its own language; a “text language.” (BATORACLE) With that, Turkle also describes the use of images and memes with funny texts in group messages, saying that people should never let it replace empathetic face-to-face conversation. However, one must look at texting, instant messaging, and memes and pictures as just a different language from spoken English, bringing up emotions and phrases that can not be defined in typical spoken conversation. In fact, the use of slang, now used especially on social media, has always
In our world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media, we are connected with people more than ever before. One would think that we are interacting more socially and bringing people together regularly. However, with each passing generation, experts are learning the real implications of social platforms and how it is negatively affecting our social skills and mental health. According to Sherry Turkle, a social psychologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, people are more connected to one another than ever before in human history, thanks to internet-based social networking sites and text messaging. But they’re also more lonely and distant from one another in their unplugged lives.
The use of social media among kids will make them susceptible to cyberbullying. According to the article, Bullying Statistics: Fast Facts About Cyberbullying, the text reads, “‘Hyper-networking’ teens (those who spend more than three hours per school day on online social networks) are 110% more likely to be a victim of cyberbullying, compared to those who don’t spend as much time on social networks.” Most cyberbullying cases take place on social media due to the platform allowing anonymous
With the growth of Social Media, the way society communicates with each other changed forever. A social network allowing users to share the events of their lives through posting photos and status updates, to monitor the lives of their friends, and to communicate directly via a built-in messenger has revolutionized Internet communication, causing millions of people all over the world to share all kinds of information about themselves. There were, of course, other social networks before Facebook, but none of them garnered such a significant user base, remained as persistent, and continued to act as an effective form of communication as much as Facebook did. Along with Facebook, currently there are many other social networks, each with their own features and purposes; what unites them all, though, is the idea of sharing. Seemingly, this should positively impact the communication skills of users, since it allows communication even for people far away from each other, or who are unable to communicate live. However, there have been numerous research studies proving the opposite: social media platforms not only impair a user’s ability to share thoughts, but distort communication processes, creating more problems than they solve.
Social Media is any website that allows social interaction between people, from everywhere in the world. Social Media is growing extremely fast throughout the entire world. Adults and teenagers are joining social media sites everyday such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. When Facebook first came about it was used for family and friends to stay connected while in different parts of the world. It is also a way for entrepreneurs and companies to market and promote their businesses. The introduction of social media has changed the world both negatively and positively.
Many students walk around campus with their eyes on their phones checking up on the new trends or pop culture. Is social media affecting college students in a negative way? Yes, their grades drop, become less focused in their daily lives, and social media can make someone less social. When do you see a full classroom with no people on their phone for the whole duration of the class? The answer to that is rare to never happening. Freedom is a huge reason for the amount of people on social media.
The use of social media never really impacted me until the early 2010’s. It was never really my cup of tea to be on Instagram, Snapchat etc. As I gotten older and older I started to really get into things like Snapchat and Instagram. I didn’t make my first instagram until my 10th grade year of High School. Throughout the years I have met plenty of people that I have became close with through the media. Sometimes it is good sometimes it is bad and that is why I try to distance myself from it. That is pretty much my storyline of my social media life, now it's time to give it an outlook as a whole in the teenage world.
Peter Drucker is best known for being the Father of Modern Management, as well as being the author of several books and articles about innovation, entrepreneurship and strategies for dealing with the world. Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” (Drucker). Social Media has an had enormous effect on the world today. Everyday people are posting cruel comments and inappropriate posts about others without thinking about the effect it can have on that person. Although these sites provide us with easier ways of connecting with the world, they also have a negative impact on how people can view themselves. Social media sites such as, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram cause negativity all over the world today.