A lot of students at Fallon have at least one sort of social media. Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Instagram are just a few to name. On these, people post cute pictures of themselves or just random pictures of random things. They think this is just plain fun and they are being social. Until they see that one message that can change their life. They get that one message that can make them think twice about what they post. They think about what others think. Do you know what that message is? A bad one. A negative one. The one that can change their life in a bad way. It says, “Wow, you’re so ugly! You should kill yourself!!” How will this message affect us? Let’s find out.
How Social Media Is Affecting Our Lives
One way that message can affect us is by giving us depression. Depression is a stage where people are very sad due to something that happened to them, like a family member sadly passing away or a war happening right where you live. The message can give us depression because it will make you have a fixed mindset and think bad about ourselves by saying, “I’m not good enough.”
“Social media isn’t a utility. It’s not like power or water where all people care about is whether it works. Young people care about what using one platform or another says about them.”
Another way is making others feel bad. They do this either on purpose or accidentally. On purpose by thinking, “If I’m not happy, no one can.” Accidentally by just being mad/sad and yelling at others.
The message can also affect others in other ways we can’t even imagine. Now if you are a person that will send that message, are you happy with what with you did? What if you were that person? How would you feel? Always follow the golden rule, treat others the way you would want to be treated.
Before there was texting, calling was the actual way to reach out to someone. While electronic messaging makes communication faster and easier, there can be negative aspects to it, too. It can be tricky to decipher the tone people are utilizing when texting or posting on social media.
Multiple studies have shown that unlimited use of social media causes stress, bad moods and negative mental health. Many people wake up in the morning and immediately check their Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter. On platforms like Instagram, some users feel obligated to edit their posts in order to fit the terms of “attractiveness.” Users may begin to compare themselves to others and think, “am I good enough?” “am I pretty enough?”
Social media causes addiction and affects sleep. Using electronics like cell phones or video games before bedtime can lead to a variety of sleep problems. The result is students who may fall asleep in class or be unable to focus because they are simply too tired!
Social media is a powerful thing. It can help people across the world connect and inspire people to achieve social change. However, we must also realize the negative implications social media has on our lives. We do not need social media every waking moment, and it is important to realize that you need to foster relations in real-time too, not just via a screen.
Social networks quietly affect the life of modern society, and we do not notice how we slowly become addicted. Scientists cited several examples of how social networks changed user priorities. Jealousy Most people practice monitoring their partners on social networks. 35% of respondents admitted that as a result, suspicion for online friends was groundless.