Social Media And Its Effect On Society Essay

782 Words Oct 29th, 2015 4 Pages
With the millions of apps, websites and other platforms for people to communicate through media that are all over the Internet these days, this is truly the age of social media. Teenagers like myself are among the top users of most social media platforms on the Internet. Whether it 's updating a Facebook status, fitting a joke into 140 characters or uploading a picture of our lunch to Instagram, we are on the Internet a lot. Social media is a huge part of our culture.

Recently, I 've seen a rise in the number of people on my Facebook feed writing or posting long articles about why social media is destructive to teenagers. Many people seem to have a negative outlook on social media and its influence on today 's youth. Don 't get me wrong, there are a lot of negative aspects of kids having so much freedom on the Internet in this day and age. Advertisers have endless opportunities to manipulate and influence us. Privacy is not really an option for most social media users. Plus, the Internet is now an environment that allows people to easily and anonymously hurt others. Cyber bullying has become a huge problem in the last few years. These are all negative aspects of being a part of online communities. That being said, I don 't think social media is totally bad. I actually think being part of the social media world is beneficial to teenagers. It provides a space for youth to share opinions, stories and thoughts. It allows us to connect with people all over the world. It can be…

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