The Negative Dangers Of Social Media

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Social media is defined as a form of electronic communication as web sites for social networking and microblogging through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content as videos. It has quickly become a key aspect of the 21st century. It has soon become a daily habit for teenagers and young adults to go on sites like Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media is impacting the lives of teenagers and young adults in a negative manner because of cyber bullying, procrastination, distraction, and lack of communication. In the recent years, social media has been expanding, meaning that more people are using social media sites on a day-to-day basis. Social media can be used in a positive …show more content…
Whether the people are friends are not, messages over the internet can be misinterpreted or taken out of context very easily. Not being able to see the persons face or emotions makes it easier for bullies to harass others. Social media truly can be dangerous if it used the wrong way or with the wrong people. In many controversial arguments on social media, people have gone as far as sending death threats, which is not acceptable. Also, depending on their account and person, they may have put out too much information out for the public to see. They may be able to figure out where you live or maybe a place you constantly hang out. This is one reason why social media is affecting our young adults. Fighting, arguing, and now death threats are somethings that they are seeing every day on social media over things like black lives matter, the presidential campaign, and police brutality. Soon after seeing it so much they are going to think it is acceptable when it is …show more content…
Though teenagers and young adults have taken it a step further because they have made social media their first means on communicating with each other just on a normal basis. Communication is a very essential and necessary tool for school, work and day to day conversations. The lack of having good communications skills, can cause problems with everyday situations. When it comes time for the teenagers and/or the young adults to go look for a job for example. They first need to attended an interview with a company who will be potentially giving them an offer. Once you land the interview, you want to show the employer you have good vocal and social skills, though there is an issue. It seems now days, for teenagers and young adults, it is easier to talk through a social media site rather than in person. Now it has become easier for them to say hello over social media sites rather than in person. On one or more conditions I have experienced an awkward conversation. There is a problem because that same person I was talking to, we could easily talk to each other on social media page but not in person.
Cyber bullying, procrastination, distraction, and lack of communication are just some of the way in which social media has negatively impacted millennials. One possible solution to this problem is to set personal time limits on checking social media apps; also, when one is

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