The Pros And Cons Of Social Media Addiction

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Social media addiction is becoming a legitimate problem in modern society. For example, you see families eat entire meals without making eye contact , moms missing precious time with their kids, and students getting behind in school, all because that not so important Facebook post, tweet, or Instagram picture. According to “Social Media Addiction: Statics & Trends”, over two billion people actively use social media worldwide, in fact, that’s twenty eight percent of the world population. People spend hundreds of dollars to get into highly praised events and end up watching the entire thing through their tiny cell phone screen, just because they can’t stand the thought of not putting it online. Putting the phone down is the first step in the …show more content…
We are losing important relationships with family and friends due to the fact we can’t go five minutes without using our phone, “When you find that you turn down plans to go out with people in real life to spend time on a social network, this may indicate a problem” (Gilbert 2). These websites were originally made to bring us closer to others, yet the opposite result is occurring. When online time takes over physical time spent with family and friends they begin to feel neglected and not worthy of your time. When personal relationships start to crumble, is when social media begins to cause problems this is one red flag that should immediately signal a problematical addiction, but not the only …show more content…
Kids spend more time in school on their phones than they pay attention in class, also students are procrastinating doing their homework at home and using social media instead. This is directly correlated to lower grades, not only is it causing problems at school but also at home. It is causing the same problems for people in the workforce, “Using Facebook at work could lead to job loss if you miss deadlines and meetings. Posting inappropriate things online about your job may also get you fired. For someone who telecommutes, spending too much time on social networking sites means incomplete projects and less money made at work” (Gilbert 5). If social media addiction results in being fired from work, it is time for immediate

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