Adolescents Vs Social Media

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The Physiological Development of Adolescents vs Social Media Since the creation of the site Six Degrees in 1997, America has been slowly allowing more and more of itself to be taken over by the virus known as Social Media. With a selection of websites to choose from, each site allows the user to view and post pictures and snippets of everyday life for the world to see. However, the attachment to social media has become harmful to society and targets the mindset of adolescents. Many teenagers in today’s society cannot be found without a phone in their hand. This is because, while allowing them to communicate with people they cannot see, these social media websites, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have taught teenagers to believe that …show more content…
Religion is a major part of any society and America is the “melting pot” of almost all the religions still alive today. Each person believes in something and is given the right to practice it. However, social media limits the spread of belief in certain aspects. Many people try and push their beliefs on others, believing that their religion is the only true religion and the rest are sacrilegious. Because of this belief, many people are afraid to show their true religion for fear of being bullied or beat down. The religious ideal of the age is the idea to let “...one’s search/ for God to become public domain,” by letting “...church.com [to] become [everyone’s] church” (Alexie). All the social media posts about God only push away those religions that differ, making the believer of said religion an outsider. Teenagers are more susceptible to hiding what they believe in because they are at the tipping point when it is time to stop listening to parents and start thinking for themselves. However, the ability to freely practice whatever religion is hard when everyone else seems to disagree. The need to remain in the social circle pushes people to believe that they are not perfect unless they follow the norm. This norm, however, makes the teenager socially acceptable and yet morally …show more content…
The influence of social media in their life is at a new time high and each teen is fighting to fit in somewhere. While some can forge ahead, not afraid of what others might think, many teenagers live their lives based on the societal norm. With the influence of social media telling them how to dress, sit, eat and live, it’s a wonder teenagers get anything done at all. Most of the social media apps have gone beyond letting people converse and has reached the stage where it is taking over life. In order to help lifestyle and mentality, teenagers should put the phone down, disconnect from social media and take a look at what the world has to offer and what they can contribute to it. A worthwhile life is not measured by how beautiful the world thinks a person is, but rather by how beautiful a person acts on the inside. No social media website in the world can tell

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