Everybody says that Social Media has positive aspects because is a way to communicate with others, but behind those, Social Media can hurt people or produce negativity. Teens are the most affected ones by the communication via Internet.
1. Lose face to face contact.
In our days, nobody can live without their mobile phones. These tools are essential for everybody because they are tools to communicate with others. In many occasions, when you are walking on the street and you can see a group of teens, they are not speaking between them because they are connected to the internet.
A lot of young people suffer this type of problems. What is the meaning of this concept? It is really similar to bullying but the difference is that a teen can get away from a bullying situation at their high school going to another place or leaving but the problem starts when the situation follows the teen home. Cyberbullying is based on persistence. There are a lot of victims each year, and the majority of them are girls. A common website were people bully other people like friends or people they know is ask.fm The symptoms of cyberbullying are depression and in some occasions, suicide.
3 It has broken relationships
As I said before, cyberbullying can lead to a broken relationship since in a lot of cases cyberbullying is reported to the police and they find out. There are multiple ways to suffer this type of abuse and governments should improve the ways to protect them. Whatsapp is one app that can breake a good relationship
4 Teens post the wrong pictures
In some occasions, teenagers don’t think about their future when they post pictures in the different social networks. For instance, partying or drinking alcohol. This type of photos can be bad consequences in a work interviews.
5 Education Different apps and Social Networks can affect the education of kids. A very good example is the different mistakes of spelling that a lot of teenagers make because they are a lot of time on their phones and they are texting. “Ur beautiful and id like 2 hang with u soon” is one example than can show some mistakes that young people make.
The question is easy. How we contribute to decrease these negative aspects? The education is essential, different governments need to invest in a good way and teach how teenagers can communicate with these new tools in a good way