Social Media Effect On Teenagers

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Erik Qualman stated on StuartJDavidson.com, “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.” So, what is social media? According to Matthew Hudson on thebalance.com he states, “social media is a series of websites and applications designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently and in real time.” Social media gives teenagers a lot, but it also impacts teenagers. People should limit their use of social media because it impacts teenagers by reshaping their core beliefs, identities, and the way teens present themselves. Social media can reshape teenagers core-beliefs. Turkle states, “I know I should, but it’s not going to happen. Roman, eighteen, admits that he texts while driving” (236).…show more content…
He rather risk his life checking his phone than waiting till he gets to his destination. Teenagers can communicate with people from all around the world this can also reshape their core-beliefs. This makes teens think it is easier to make friends and socialize with people. Seife states, “we are able to communicate with peers all around the world as easily as visiting our next-door neighbor” “and that means that the internet gives people more raw social material than ever before to help people bolster peoples shaky prejudices and beliefs” (292). Social media and technology reshapes teenagers core-beliefs by simply thinking social media will always come first no matter what. Sometimes social media and technology makes teens believe what they see. Social media becomes a virtual world to a lot of teenagers. They become whoever or whatever they want whenever they choose to. Social media is constantly reshaping teenagers core-beliefs to the point where they…show more content…
Most teenagers would get to a point to where social media is all they care about. According to “I Tweet therefore I am” it states, “None of this makes me want to cancel my twitter account.” Teenagers put on their “best” face on social media and don’t share their struggles. They feel as if they must create this “perfect image”. All this exposure to “perfection” from social media is reshaping a teens identity. Teens that want all these outrages demands can be pushed to become unsure of who they are and who they want to become. Social media reshapes teens identity by them becoming hooked to it but it in the end it can make them feel worse. According to “Facebook can be Negative for Democracy” it states, “when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information reading but not interacting with people they report feeling worse after”. With these conflicts teens deal with a lot of pressure and with social media creating a massive amount of identity change they struggle to be socially accepted. Social media is depriving teenagers of who they really are, and it is up to teenagers to not let it reshape their identities. Social media is not just reshaping their identities but is also reshaping their

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