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Likes over life

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Likes over life

  1. 1. Did You Like My Insta?  T O D A Y ' S O B S E S S I O N W I T H G E T T I N G " L I K E S " Photo CC: FLICKR lAURA RUBINO
  2. 2. L A U R E N D O B S O N - H U G H E S , P R E S I D E N T O F P L A N N E D P A R E N T H O O D O T T A W A "We know that social media is not a separate thing to them [today's youth], it is part of their lives."
  3. 3. Today's youth is overly exposed to forms of social media that have negative impacts on mental health and social inclusion. Photo CC: Pixabay
  4. 4. On average.... Teens spend about 9 hours a day with media. 45 per cent of teens reported using social media every day and only 36 per cent said they enjoyed that activity a lot. Photo CC: Pexels
  5. 5. An online survey conducted by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield of more than 1,600 participants concluded that we have become social media “trophy hunters.”  58% of respondents claimed that attempting to hone the perfect post has prevented them from enjoying life. Photo CC: CANVA
  6. 6. Getting a "LIKE" over having a "LIFE" Societies New Addiction: Photo CC: Pixabay
  7. 7. 36% of teens said they check social media to see if their friends are doing things without them Photo CC: Pixabay & Pexels
  8. 8. "Since my friends and I started high school, we've started to see the Instagram like as a social status. We use it as a way to judge popularity almost."  Michael, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from New Jersey explained. Photo CC: Pexels
  9. 9. FOMO  Fear Of Missing Out Through social media posts, such as Snapchat stories, Facebook statuses, and tweets; teens constantly question what they are missing out on, rather than what they are experiencing. Photo CC: Canva
  10. 10. Today, there are a number of apps that allow people to purchase "followers." Photo CC: Google Images
  11. 11. Fake Followers Having a high number of followers can attribute to your level of popularity, and ultimately your social confidence. Photo CC: Pixabay
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  13. 13. Social Stalking   "Online stalking is definitely happening more often because there is such an array of powerful tools at stalkers' disposal making it easier to do." - Jennifer Perry, author of Digital Stalking: A Guide to Technology Risks for Victims. Photo CC: Pexels
  14. 14. S O M E R E S E A R C H I N D I C A T E S T H A T F E E L I N G C O M P E L L E D T O P O R T R A Y A " M Y F U N - F I L L E D L I F E " V E R S I O N O F R E A L I T Y C A N C O M E A T A S E V E R E P S Y C H O L O G I C A L C O S T . I T C A N B E V E R Y D A M A G I N G T O A Y O U N G P E R S O N ' S S E L F - E S T E E M I F P O S T S A N D P H O T O S R E C E I V E F E W L I K E S O R C O M M E N T S . . . T H I S C A N L E A D T O S E L F - D O U B T A N D S E L F - L O A T H I N G . - ROBERT WHITELY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY Photo CC: Canva
  15. 15. Photo CC: Google Images
  16. 16. Complex social networks allow us to engage, and possibly question our emotional intelligence.  Photo CC: Google Images
  17. 17. The Pressure to be "Picture Perfect" Photo CC: Canva
  18. 18. If we are consumed with showing people how happy we are, are we really able to enjoy our experiences? Photo CC: Entrepreneur Infographic
  19. 19. “’Likes' are a low- effort way to produce a counterfeit feeling of social well- being that takes more effort to achieve in the real world.”   -Joseph Grenny  Photo CC: Flickr
  20. 20. Photo CC: Pixabay
  21. 21. References  1. Forbes Welcome. (2017). Forbes.com. Retrieved March 3 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/melodywilding/2016/07/06/career-fomo-how-to-stop-fear-of-missing-out- from-ruining-your-happiness/#192e45512924 2. Kelly Wallace, C. (2017). Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety. CNN. Retrieved March 2 2017, from http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/living/teens-on-social-media-like-and-fomo-anxiety-digital-life/ 3. Kelly Wallace, C. (2017). Teens spend 9 hours a day using media, report says. CNN. Retrieved March 1 2017, from http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/03/health/teens-tweens-media-screen-use-report/ 4. Martrix Sidneyeve. "Media Convergence" 2017. Lecture. 5. Payne, E. (2015). Teens' poor mental health linked to social media use. The Ottawa Citizen. 6. Payne, E. (2017). Study links teens who spend at least two hours per day on social media to suicidal thoughts, poor mental health. National Post. Retrieved March 1 2017, from http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/study-links-teens-that-spend-at-least-two-hours-per-day- on-social-media-to-suicidal-thoughts-poor-mental-health
  22. 22. 7. Reddy, S. (2014). Teen Researchers Defend Media Multitasking: Doing Homework with music, texts, tweets works better for some." Wall Street Journal. 8. Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media. (2017). Global News. Retrieved 5 March 2017, from http://globalnews.ca/news/2314977/teens-spend-an-average-of-9-hours-a-day-with-media/ 9. Weiss, G. & more, R. (2017). How Wanting 'Likes' on Social Media Is Killing Our Capacity for Actual Joy (Infographic). Entrepreneur. Retrieved 5 March 2017, from https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243924 10. Why Do Facebook "Likes" Have So Much Power Over Us?. (2017). The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 3 2017, from http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/natasha-koifman/facebook- likes_b_5062696.html

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