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Negative Effects of Social Media

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Negative Effects of Social Media

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Negative Effects of Social Media

  1. 1. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA Tyler Vanderwater
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  4. 4. 73% of people aged 18-24 check their phones immediately before going to bed. This means that social media is on our minds when we try to sleep. This also messes with our sleeping habits as bright lights and colours should be avoided immediately before sleeping. (3)
  5. 5. A professor asked students to watch a 15 minute video and allowed them to use social media during viewing. When tested on the video’s content, the students who checked social media often performed much poorer than the ones who did not. (4)
  6. 6. “Students today have begun to rely on the accessibility of information that is available on the social media platforms specifically as well as the web in general in order to get answers. This means that there is a reduced focus on learning as well as on retaining information.” (5)
  7. 7. •“While grades did improve for light users, the grades of students who are heavy users of social media tend to suffer. One study shows that student users have an average GPA of 3.06 while non-users have an average GPA of 3.82.” (6)
  8. 8. THESE EFFECTS CONTINUE IN THE WORKPLACE. Job interviewers can look at the social media accounts of applicants. Any applicant with pictures or posts containing alcohol or drug use, profanity, or other questionable content can be rejected from these posts alone.
  9. 9. “Social networking sites harm employees' productivity. 51% of users aged 25-34 checked social media at work.” (6)
  10. 10. Through pictures, posts, and “checking in” to various locations, people always know where we are. This can be dangerous.
  11. 11. Identity theft and hacking happen on social media daily. This can provide an unknown person with information they should not have about your life.
  12. 12. •“68% of users share their real birth date, 63% share the name of their high school, 18% share their phone number, 12% share a pet's name: This information might be used in identity theft.” (6)
  13. 13. Because users can remain anonymous and hide behind their laptop screen, online bullying happens every single day to thousands of people.
  14. 14. REFERENCES • (1) Payne, E. (2015, Aug 08). Teens' poor mental health linked to social media use. The Ottawa Citizen Retrieved from https://search-proquest- com.proxy.queensu.ca/docview/1702249271?accountid=6180 • (2) Krashinsky, S. (2014, December 04). Four ways Canadians are consuming media differently. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/marketing/four-ways-canadians-are-consuming-media-differently/article21949630/ • (3) Krashinsky, S. (2015, May 11). Advertisers cash in on attention spans of digitally savvy Canadians. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/marketing/microsoft-study-looks-at-attention-span-of-digitally-savvy- canadians/article24359527/ •(4) Financial Times. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ft.com/content/4f5d0404-de90-11e4-b9ec-00144feab7de •(5) Armstrong, S. (2012, October 21). Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students. Retrieved from http://www.business2community.com/social-media/negative-effects-of-social-networking-sites-for-students-0311887#3xyEyP7Wq50Y06pO.97 •(6) McGillivray, N. (2015, October 12). What Are the Effects of Social Media on Youth? Retrieved from https://turbofuture.com/internet/effects-of-social- media-on-our-youth •(7) NoBullying. (2016, October 13). Social Media Bullying Has Become a Serious Problem . Retrieved from https://nobullying.com/social-media-bullying- has-become-a-serious-problem/ •CC0 Images retrieved from www.pexels.com

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