DARK SIDE OF THEMOONEXPRESSING MY VIEWS ON SOCIALDISASTERS
PEER PRESSUREPeer pressure is influence that a peergroup, observers or individual exerts that encourages others tochange their attitudes, values, or behaviours to conform togroup norms. Social groups affected include MEMBERSHIPGROUPS, in which individuals are "formally" members , orsocial cliques in which membership is not clearly defined. Aperson affected by peer pressure may or may not want tobelong to these groups. They may alsorecognize DISSOCIATIVE GROUPS with which theywould not wish to associate, and thus they behave adverselyconcerning that groups behaviours.
• Peer pressure is most commonly associated with youth, inpart because most youth spend large amounts of timein schools and other fixed groups that they do not choose and areseen as lacking the maturity to handle pressure from friends.• Also, young people are more willing to behave negativelytowards those who are not members of their own peer groups.• Peer pressure can also have positive effects when peopleare pressured toward positive behaviour , such as volunteering forcharity or excelling in academics or athletics, by their peers. Thisis most commonly seen in youths who are active in sports orother extracurricular activities where conformity with ones peergroup is strongest.
THIS TYPE OF TEASING AND MOCKERY SOMETIMESLEADS TO PEER PRESSURE
FACEBOOK ADDICTIONFacebook is an online social networkingservice, whose name stems fromthe colloquial name for the book given tostudents at the start of the academic yearby some university administrations in theUnited States to help students get toknow each other. It was founded inFebruary 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg withhis college roommates andfellow HarvardUniversity students EduardoSaverin, Andrew McCollum, DustinMoskovitz and Chris Hughes.
• Facebook has become so much common amongteens, youngsters and also among elders. It provides thefacility to search anyone, present in any part of the country.You can chat with and come to know about your relatives andfriends living far away and you will feel very close to them.•It has both positive and negative edges. Hundreds of millionsof people use Facebook to enhance their lives in a part timeactivity. Facebook and especially internet are the sociallyconnecting ways and sometimes it makes so lonely that thestudents do not find time for their family members even. Theyget so much into it and forget about other responsibilities andphysical activities.
• Facebook is quite addictive, once you get started you will findyourself checking it every day and doing so make you interestedin using it and then you start checking your friends’ s andmessages and their activities and most addictive thing onFacebook is playing games which are available there. UsingFacebook makes students idol, they just stick around theirdesktops and keep using Facebook. All the activities onFacebook take long time and user get deep down in it and forgetabout other things.
Continent UsersPenetration1. Europe 232743300 28.68%2NorthAmerica222809680 42.16%3. Asia 218910720 5.66%4.SouthAmerica119004860 30.00%5. Africa 40386460 4.33%6.AustraliaandOceania13718060 39.58%List of continents on FacebookTHE EFFECT OF FACEBOOK ONTEENAGERS
RISK BEHAVIOURWhile socially accepted kids often have the most opportunitiesand the most positive experiences, research shows that being in the popularcrowd may also be a risk factor for mild to moderate deviantbehaviour. Popular adolescents are the most socialized into their peergroups and thus are vulnerable to peer pressures, such as behaviours usuallyreserved for those of a greater maturity and understanding. Sociallyaccepted kids are often accepted for the sheer fact that they conform well tothe norms of teen culture, good and bad aspects included. Popularadolescents are more strongly associated with their peer groups likes suchas alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Some studies also show that many popularstudents also make lower grades than less socially accepted kids. This ispossibly due to the fact that popular students may spend more timeworrying about their social life rather than studying. Although there are afew risk factors correlated with popularity, deviant behaviour is often onlymild to moderate. Regardless, social acceptance provides more overallprotective factors than risk factors.