Summary: The Negative Influence Of Social Media

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Social media has a powerful influence on today’s society. Most or almost everyone is on at least one social media network today. We all know technology is the driving force in today’s society, but it can also have a negative impact on our lives. With the increased number of social media networks and the amount of people occupying these networks, they are becoming more and more dangerous. There are many negative effects that can come from social media such as cyberbullying, stacking and it can also cause health problems (Rosen, 2011).
Even though there are many negative effects, positive influences can also come from using social media. It is used to connect students and teachers outside of the classroom and it is also used as a learning tool
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We as humans, participate in various activities throughout our lives. Whether it be in a group or singularly, it is a fact of social life (Coon & Mitterer, 2013). These particular activities that we engage in usually determines the behavior of other people around us. “Social psychology is the scientific study of how individuals behave, think, and feel in social situations” (Coon & Mitterer, 2013, p.520). All of us belong to many social groups that overlap each other, within each of these groups we all occupy a certain position in the structure of the group (Coon & Mitterer, 2013). “Most groups consist of a group structure which is a network of roles, communication pathways, and power in a group” (Coon & Mitterer, 2013, p.521). Fighting for a cause is a common goal within many groups. Each group motivation is based on something different. Motivation is a drive influenced by social and psychological mechanism that allow a person to work towards a particular goal (Coon & Mitterer, 2013). Many groups are motivated to fight for a cause because of their morals and their values, their culture and their desire to help change the lives of …show more content…
Some people can spent up to eight hours a day lingering on social media, taking selfie and tweeting all day. Most kids find social media as an escape from their boring day or from their nagging parents, but what most of them don’t know is that social media can have a devastating effect on their life. Studies show that adolescents who are very active on social media tends to be more egotistical, and adults who spent a lot of time on social media show more symptoms of psychological disorders, such as antisocial behaviors, obsession, and aggressiveness (Rosen, 2011). Social media does not only affect the metal state of its user but also their physical health. Overuse of technology and the media has a negative effect on the health of teens and also adults (Rosen, 2011). The daily use of social media usually result in teens and adults being more prone to anxiety, depression, and also making them more vulnerable for health problems in the future (Rosen, 2011). Social media can be very diverting and can negatively affect one’s learning skills and abilities (Rosen, 2011). Research shows that students in high school, college and even middle school tend to achieve lower grades because of their time spent on social media (Rosen, 2011). Due to technological advancements, social media has become a new host for bullying. Cyberbullying can account for hundreds of suicide committed by kids each year (Rosen,

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