The Negative Causes And Consequences Of Social Media

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Be Aware of Social Media Social media has become a mundane aspect of life and can have significant effects on several aspects in the way we carry out our lives. While social media may have positive effects on young people, it also has a negative influence. Young people become isolated from the outside world and have less interaction with people, this leading, some of them, to become anti-social. Therefore, social media has a negative impact on young people mentally and physically. For example, this leads them to have depression, anxiety, insomnia and less productivity. Furthermore, in Margaret Atwood’s Novel Oryx and Crake, she writes about the uses of social media, technology and the internet and some of the negative causes and influences …show more content…
For example, even though we are not using video games on social media, it is also a technology, adolescents as well as children, can become addicted too. In the book “Oryx and Crake” Margaret Atwood’s characters, Crake and Jimmy, would play on Crake’s computers all day long: “Crake would get fixated on a game, and would want to play it and play it and perfect his attack until he was sure he could win, nine out of ten anyway. For a whole month they’d play Barbarian Stomp (See If You Can Change History!)” (77). The diction, play it and play it implies that by playing and playing games all day long can lead to become addicted to technology, thus it can lead to health problems because the child or adolescent can become anti-social or have behavioral problems. Therefore, young people are becoming dependent of their phones and computers because they want to be up to date on what their social media sites or games on their electronics. When teenagers and kids have their technology devices taken away from them, they can become aggressive, restless, or cause a fit, thus showing signs of addiction. For example, when someone is addicted to drugs and they suddenly stop using the drug, they have withdrawal symptoms, which is an equivalent to what some of these young people are experiencing. Furthermore, the uses of technology are making young adolescents despondent. For example …show more content…
Young people are sleeping late because of the use of technology late at night. For instance, the use of social media creates poor sleeping habits and insomnia. For instance, in this online article, Adolescent Problematic Social Networking and School experiences: The Mediating Effects of Sleep Disruptions and Sleep Quality by (Vernon et al.) they explain the health harms, social media and technology has on children and teens, that

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