“The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other” (JR). According this quote by JR, we are really disconnecting from each other by using social media rather than connecting, and this is a problem nowadays, especially with teenagers. And this is the main reason why understanding the benefits and risks of social media are important for teens before they go on and get in trouble for not using social media the correct way.
There are many risks of social media. A main risk is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that occurs on the internet and digital devices. “Cyberbullying can harm the online reputations of everyone involved – not …show more content…
These days, almost everybody has at least one account on a social networking site and that is because they think that they will be left behind in our world that is developing and advancing in technology day by day. Social media was created to help people connect and communicate with each other in a easy and faster way, but nowadays people use it to do stuff that can lead to criminal activity. “According to social media supporters, connecting with your community via the internet makes you less lonely.” (Social Media’s Impact On America). In the opinion of this source, using social media makes a person more connected with each other. In reality though, people have become more lonely than they were before using social media. People also claim that by using social media, people are have more happier lives. But it is believed that the people who have been on the internet using social networking sites have depression and anxiety. Using social media can be a great way to communicate and interact with new people and to make new friends but now these days, people are misusing it to do stuff that is not right like cyberbullying, hacking, uploading and being exposed to inappropriate content and these things can be led to crimes in people's social