Essay about Social Medi A Drain Of Self Esteem

1976 Words Jan 4th, 2016 8 Pages
Social Media; A Drain Of Self-Esteem.
Did you know most Americans spend 4.7 hours on social media a day (Lulu Chang)? That averages to 32.9 hours a week. As the years pass, more and more technology comes along, which provide us with different ways of interacting with social media. Social media is used for different things, such as keeping in touch with family/friends, entertainment, sharing information, or just to waste time. “For those who think their self-esteem is being influenced negatively by social media, Campbell says the most important thing to do is reconnect with your presence and your personal brand—that means unhooking from computer land (Jodie Gummow).” According to Jodie Gummow from alternet, social media can impact your self-esteem, negatively. Possibly the only way to do that would be to disconnect from social media and take time for you, and maybe try to find yourself again. Even though some people believe social media can’t affect you if you don’t check it, social media can have negative effects on a young adult 's self-esteem because it can cause young adults to stress out, it can be used to bully others, and can also pressure young adults into doing things out of their comfort zone.
Social media can cause young adults to stress out because they worry if someone is talking about them. Stress can be caused by teens being abused on social media. Social media abuse Research from social networking abuse shows that social networking abuse happens to one in…

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