The Effects Of Social Media On Society Essay

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What is the definition of beauty? Is the word thin or muscular in that description? What would one do to achieve that description? One of the largest issues in the world today would be the impact that the internet has on people. Social media today is negatively impacting and influencing the way people look at themselves; the idea of having the “perfect” body can be a damaging physical and mental chain of events.
Social media can cause numerous of physical damages to both men and women in today’s society. Body image is how people picture and view their bodies, as well as how someone else sees them. “The health of our nation 's adolescents is at risk from eating disorders” (www.cdc.gov/., 2016). Starting at a young age we are exposed to what our society and media have defined as desirable. People have been exposed to how the “ideal” body should look like since the time of adolescence. For example, as a child, a majority of the population is introduced to toys and action characters that all have similar bodies. There is very little to none of those toys that the men and women have pale, non-toned, and large body complexions. The authors of Body Image (2016) stated “more than one-half of girls and one-third of boys as young as six think that they need to be thinner, and about one-quarter of children as young as seven have engaged in some sort of dieting behavior.” This should provide people, especially parents, with awareness that any child can feel like their body is not…

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