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Negative impact of social media

  1. 1. Charles Nicolson
  2. 2.  Use of Social Media is almost unavoidable. Number of people using social media sites is growing exponentially. 73% of teens 12-17 are using Facebook. Is this good or bad? Facebook brings about well being, at the same time undermines it.
  3. 3.  Allows young adults discover new ways of communication and connecting with one another. Meet new friends and explore new interests. Not necessarily meeting new people, they are enriching current friendships. However limits valuable learning experiences and limits social life, away from the internet.
  4. 4.  Bullying, cliques etc. are just as prevalent online as they are offline. Social Media makes this more readily available. “Facebook Depression” results from heavy use of social media, an individual displays signs of depression due to the intensity of the online world. Social Media can make children feel inadequate due friend tallies, statuses, and pictures of people having a good time.
  5. 5.  Well Adjusted Kids tend to filter what they post, and only show positive aspects, and qualities of themselves. Resulting in positive comments from friends, when less-well adjusted read these positive comments, they end up feeling worse. Can also occur in adults in the same manner.
  6. 6.  Most of the older generation does not understand the online world, but supervision is very important. Checking in regularly with children is important, but can be counterproductive. Frequent monitoring can drive a child away ◦ Important to build relationship early with child regarding social media. Adults who may be suffering from this don’t have parents to monitor this phenomenon ◦ Close friends should examine one another to see if someone close to them may be experiencing this.
  7. 7.  Businesses thrive on the use of social media platforms. With these platforms under so much scrutiny in the news they should be worried about what happens next to these social media platforms. One form of action would be to raise awareness, and show their concern on this issue to the social media community.
  8. 8.  Have you experienced or witnessed “Facebook Depression”? Do you think “Facebook Depression” is a distinction of depression in young adults, or is a distinct phenomenon? Is there something businesses can do to counteract this issue?
  9. 9.  http://www.center4research.org/2011/11/so cial-networking-sites-benefits-problems- and-%E2%80%9Cfacebook- depression%E2%80%9D/ http://www.dnaindia.com/blogs/post_social- networking-double-edged-sword_1707017

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