Social Media's Negative Effects On Teens

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The website hhs.gov states,”According to a Pew survey conducted during 2014 and 2015, 94 percent of teens who go online using a mobile device do so daily. Teens use multiple social platforms. Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are the most popular , and 71 percent of teens say they use more than one social media site.”(hhs.gov). Social media is used by the majority of teenagers to communicate and stay in contact with friends or relatives, feel a part of a social group, to share ideas, watch videos, and look at pictures. Some people may think social media is harmful to teens because of cyber bullying, depression, privacy problems, mental health issues, and eating disorders. Other people may think social media is beneficial to teens because it …show more content…
In the text,”Negative, Positive Effects of Excessive Social Media Use on Teens Studied”, It states,”Studies have shown the around the clock world of social media takes a mental and emotional toll on some young people. It has been linked to increased worry and feelings of depression”(5). This quote shows that the constant change of social media can lead to mood disorders and cause depression. This is important because mood disorders can lead to anxiety, thinking problems, and even personality changes. In the text,”Negative, Positive Effects of Excessive Social Media Use on Teens Studied”, It states,”They may think comments people make on social media are directed at them when they are not. Or, they may misinterpret what someone says”(10). This quote shows that they might think that comments that might be humiliating or degrading are aimed at them even if they are not. This is important because very embarrassing or demeaning comments may cause self harming thoughts that could result in suicide. Anxiety, cognitive problems, and personality changes are all things that don’t need to be worsened. Furthermore, suicide is very detrimental to …show more content…
Cyber bullying and mental illness lead to many struggles. Anxiety, cognitive problems, personality changes, and suicide are very detrimental to society. Social media does have its benefits but the downfalls take more than the benefits can give. Although social media has its merits in providing connection and community,the tumultuous adolescent years run the risk of missing out on those

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