Essay on The Effects Of Media On Social Media

2273 Words Apr 27th, 2016 10 Pages
The influence of media has had such a huge impact in this generation. Kids are learning at a young age how to operate tablets, four and five year olds know how to work an iPad better than their parents. These new electronics have robbed the idea of a normal childhood. There once was a time where you would find kids outside playing with their friends, face to face. Now kids are interacting in their rooms through social media. It is not just kids who know about social media, there is a significant amount of adults who are on social media. Perrin (2015) explains that there is an estimated amount of 76 percent of adults who use social media. They use social media to keep in contact with old friends, business related, or to build new relationships. Adults are using the same social media site as adolescents. With this many people using social media and the amount of time people spend on social networking sites, one has to wonder- how can this effect a person’s social skills.
In this course we learned about social relations through being prejudice, aggression, attraction and intimacy, helping, and conflict and peacemaking. These topics on social relations all coincide with social media. Social media initiates what we should and should not like, which then leads to how we treat others. If a person doesn’t do what society does, or believes is cool we get aggressive and pick on those people. If a person does what society believe is acceptable and cool we acknowledge them and praise…

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