Project X Sociology

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JR, a French artist, once spoken, “The more social media, we have, the more we think we are connected, yet we are disconnected from each other.” Since the creation of the internet, people can access increasing information as the years go on. Whether people realize it or not, social media affects our everyday lives, such as religion and work. Just on Facebook alone, half of million people, or 6 people per second, becomes brand new users every day.
When social media first came into existence, the average of internet users who have social media accounts was a minuscule eight percent. As of January, the average of internet users who have social media is 74 percent. People between the ages 18 to 29 were always above the average, starting with nine
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Students are probably putting themselves in jeopardy. Since the popular movie, Project X, was released in the movie theaters, they have three incidents related to the movie. Project X is about an unreasonably organized party that had many offenses such as vandalism and criminal trespassing. This movie gave people an impression and ideas to have parties just like or better than the film. These parties resulted in a person, who was the host of the party, and a few other people hospitalized. The grade point average has declined significantly. A student without social media account on average have a grade point average of 3.82. But a student with social media accounts has a grade point average of 3.06. As a result of people posting anything and everything on social media, the students can cheat more than average. Just in the first three months of this year, Pearson, a commonly used textbook, and the standardized test company reported 76 cases of people posting the test and answers on social media. In the consideration of social media presence, an inappropriate relationship between students and teachers have been more evident than ever. In the school year of 2007-2008, there were only 86 cases of unsuitable relationships. Recently in the 2014- 2015 school year, there 179 cases of untasteful relationships between …show more content…
Social media is very addictive. Many studies have shown that 63 percent of Americans check their social media pages everyday, but only 40 percent check it multiple times a day. When people check their pages, they compared their lives to other people on the social network site. In a recent study, 53 percent of social media users admitted that their behavior has changed since using social media. Out the 53 percent of the social media users, 51 percent says that their behavior has turned negative. Social media is such an addiction that people are becoming restless if they do not use it often enough. Social media makes people unhappy and have a fear of missing out on events. People use social media so often that when they at other users’ pages, they feel less successful or smart enough. Social media exposes drugs and alcohol to be fun. Teenagers who use social media on a daily basis are five times more likely to use tobacco, three times more likely to use alcohol, and twice as likely to use marijuana. Since the existence of social media, a new type of bullying have come around, cyberbullying. 95 percent of teenagers who have a social media account have a witness or endure cyberbullying. Only 33 percent of the 95 percent have been cyberbullied them. Social media occasionally leads to people multitasking, such as texting and

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