In discussions of technology, one controversial issue has been whether social media brings people together or tears them apart. On one hand, social media argues that it has brought people together because it lets you talk to whoever you want whenever you want all around the world. On the other hand, social media brings us apart because it is not letting you talk to someone face to face, therefore they might be lying about who they are. Also, it makes common day relationships more stressful than they have to be.
Others even maintain that social media is unnecessary. My own view is that social media is nothing but bad news. Teens are using social media for non educational reasons. They are on Facebook posting inappropriate things, sending inappropriate pictures, and talking to strangers. It is affecting children because little kids look up to their older siblings. They are going to be doing all the bad things teens do on social media because they want to be like their older brothers and sisters.
Teens are teaching children to mess up at a young age and that is not okay. Most importantly, social media is affecting parents because they let social media control their lives and forget they have families. Some people believe that parents having social media is what is causing teens to mess up. Parents are forgetting that they have children. They are more interested on a status on Facebook than having quality time with their children. Then the children feel like their parents do not care about them anymore, therefor causing them to do stupid things.
The impact social media has had on society as a whole, with teens, children, and adults, is disappointing. It is tearing people apart. It also increases our stress levels. It takes away our privacy. Lasty, it is making us less safe. Overall, social media has a detrimental impact on society. To begin, the impact social media has had on society as a whole, with teens, children, and adults, is disappointing. It is tearing people apart. It is ruining people’s relationships. It also increases our stress levels. It takes away our privacy.
Lasty, it is also making us less safe. Overall, social media has a detrimental impact on society. I state this out of personal experience. Multiply people have messaged me and requested me on Facebook that I do not even know. It made me feel extremely uncomfortable. Also, I had a relationship for three months and Facebook ruined it because we did not trust one another with social media. It is horrible to say that maybe if neither of us had social media we would still be together. A, in his article, “The Impact of Social Media On Relationships. states that over two hundred people declared that social media and technology destroyed their relationship. In A’s view, “social media causes more insecurities between couples. Social media and technology combined are slowly becoming the number one cause of problems and arguments in relationships. ”
Also, Brian Jung exclaims that “Social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous causal relationships formed through social media. This implies that people are creating meaningless relationships that do not last so both of the spouse ends up getting hurt. Over all, social media and relationships never have a positive outcome. Furthermore, social media is making social interaction impossible. Brian Jung himself writes that, “The immediacy provided by social media is available to predators as well as friends. ” Young children could be talking to older people without knowing it! Nowadays you tell when you are talking to the person someone says they are or someone completely different.
Social media makings it a million times easier for child abusers to harm kids. Also, in an article called, “Social Media and Society: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” it states that people are interacting less face to face and more through social media, making them less social with the world. To most people, it is rude when you are trying to have a conversation with someone and they ignore you to post a status or take a Snapchat. I would believe that most people would feel as strongly as I do about social media taking over our lives.
Although, there is quite a bit of contradiction over this topic. As for some people believe that social media is bringing us together by allowing us to interact with each other from all over the world, I personally believe that social media brings nothing but bad news. In fact, Josh Rose, writer of an article called “How Social Media Is Having a Positive Impact On Our Culture. ” argues that social media allows for people to interact with their families out of the area. Josh uses social media to interact with his 10 year old son when they are not together.
Though I concede that having a way to interact with family that is far from us is a good thing, I still insist that this is taking away from our social lives. Nothing is better than a face to face conversation and social media is coming up with ways to take that away from us. Dave Parrack, another article writer, contributes that “writing an update for Twitter (a form of social media) takes all of 20 seconds, and with cross-posting over other social networks switched on, that update reaches everyone you want it to reach (and probably more besides) in an instant.
This states that it is really easy to get whatever you want out to whoever you want. That is exactly my point! Although some people might find this a useful aspect, I think it is horrible! People can post whatever they want, even things to hurt other people, and not get punished for it. They can literally harass people via social media and the one person getting affected by this is the person being harassed. Also, anyone who wants to view what you post can! That, to me, is a total violation of privacy. They can stalk you all they want and you would not even know it.
Ultimately, social media is ruining society for many reasons. It makes us less social with the outside world. Our lives now consist of looking down at a screen than looking up at the world around us. Many people would think that a teenager like myself would want social media; however, my life does not revolve around what other people are doing or how many likes I can get on a selfie, but more around real life and how I am going to be something in life not just another teen wasting away on their phone. I want to be different than what everyone expects me to be.