Essay on The Effects Of Social Media On Youth

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The Effect of Social Media on Youth Social media has had a huge impact on the world, especially our youth. There 's not a day that goes by without media cracking into their lives. Social media has created an environment for teens to keep in touch with friends and family and also stay up to date with the latest news and trends. Because of this, teens have the urge to stay connected constantly. Though this sounds harmless, the use of social media can also have its negative effects on youth. People are so dependent on their phones especially teens, as they provide quick access to information, entertainment, and communication with other humans. This type of technology is wonderful, and we want it to serve us but not be mastered by it. There’s a new found phobia called “Nomophobia” which means that a person can have extreme anxiety when they don’t have their devices. It’s what someone feels when they travel internationally without a working cell phone. Many recovery centers have been set up for teenagers who can’t get over not having their phones. Specifically, a Psychologist in California named Elizabeth Waterman had the desire to address Nomophobia and decided to hold a program at the Morningside recovery center. The program required first-time clients to abandon their cellphones for ten days straight and during that time of “detox” they are introduced to a variety of techniques that keep their mind off their phones. These techniques include: running their hands…

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