Social media harms
However, social media use can also negatively affect teens, distracting them, disrupting their sleep, and exposing them to bullying, rumor spreading, unrealistic views of other people’s lives and peer pressure. The risks might be related to how much social media teens use.
How does the media affect today’s youth?
When young adults or children spend too much time using various forms of media, they miss out on regular activities like seeing friends, sports, school events and family life. As a result, their ability to function well in social settings can diminish rapidly.
What are the challenges of Filipino youth today?
The Filipino youth today faces a myriad of issues that needs to be addressed at the grass root level. Poverty, lack of education, drug or substance abuse, vice, crime and unemployment are among the many problems that continue to batter them.
Among the major effects of social media, cyberbullying is an evil that has become such an atypical today. Victims of prolonged cyber-bullying often end up with psychosocial problems like depression, isolation, loneliness, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, and some even become suicidal.
Social media allow people to communicate with friends and this increased online communication strengthens those relationships. 52% of online teens say social media have helped their friendships. 88% say being online helps them stay in touch with friends they don’t see regularly. People make new friends.
Social media may promote negative experiences such as:
- Inadequacy about your life or appearance. …
- Fear of missing out (FOMO). …
- Isolation. …
- Depression and anxiety. …
- Cyberbullying. …
- Self-absorption. …
- A fear of missing out (FOMO) can keep you returning to social media over and over again.
Impact of social media
Due to this, social media impacts society in the following ways: Generating visibility around social, ethical, environmental and political views or issues. Spreading educational material quickly and efficiently. Providing companies with new marketing opportunities.
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What is the biggest problem facing youth today?
Substantial shares point to anxiety and depression, bullying, and drug and alcohol use (and abuse) as major problems among people their age, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of youth ages 13 to 17.
What are the issues affecting youth?
The common teenage problems that teenagers face today are usually related to:
- Self-Esteem and Body Image.
- Cyber Addiction.
- Drinking and Smoking.
- Teen Pregnancy.
- Underage Sex.