How does Social Media affect our Youth?
Popular Social Media
Social sites is addicting
Studies found that middle school, high school and college students who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period achieved lower grades.
Disorders such as narcissism, antisocial personality disorder & bipolar disorder
Takes the fun out of hanging out with friends. - They care more about likes/followers -Lack of personal communication -Would rather visit a place for a picture.
75% of teenagers own cell phones, and 25% use them for social media, 54% use them for texting, and 24% use them for instant messaging.
New Social Problems
Problems such as.. -Cyber-bullying -Privacy Issues -"Catfishing" -Sex scandels
Faster communication among friends, co-workers, peers, etc
News spread faster
Closer connection to the world