The world of technology is changing rapidly In recent years, social media is an important part of human communication, especially for young people. Studies show that almost every teenager in the United States has accessed the Internet at least once. In particular, 92% of young Americans claim to be online every day and 24% “almost every day” (Young and Cristiano 5.). Thanks to advances in technology, today’s mobile phone can perform many functions, including games, movies, beautiful photos and online communication (Young and Cristiano are five years old).
People have been supported by this technology, which has led to a great change in people’s behaviors and lives. Researchers have expressed concern about the potential for people, especially young people, to abuse or ignore life-changing technology (Nesi 56). To date, the use of social media has had a direct, social and political impact on the lives of young people.
In today’s technological context, assessing the impact of technology on youth is an engine. There is no need to explain the positive impact of the digital age and progress on our lives today, because it is obvious that it helps to relieve the stress of daily life.
But people are concerned about the negative consequences, especially when it comes to mental health. The studies are selected from the most common problems faced by the younger generation. In addition, the most important points are that it is relevant to the problem and that the study provides a clear and precise view of the problem under discussion.
For example, social media addiction has recently become popular among young people. In some special cases, they may have trouble staying calm for short periods of time or have real-world communication problems.
In this case, the biological theory described by Franzen can help. There is a way to see both the social and biological aspects of people when considering the problem of internet addiction. A good book on the subject includes “Youth and Children’s Internet Use” by Kimberly Young and Nabuco De Abreu Cristiano. The purpose of this book is to provide a better understanding of the problem of excessive use of the Internet or social media. It includes knowledge, relationships, development and education.
One of Nesi’s best studies is “The Effect of Social Media on Youth and Depression”. The authors address this issue with the understanding that using technology and socializing through digital media seems to be an important part of young people’s daily lives. Therefore, the research now aims to solve the world’s psychology problems as clearly as possible (Nessi). This article examines how content posted on social media can influence the worldview of young people. The result can be depression, self-anxiety, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and many other mental health issues (Nessie).
In this study, they were all analyzed.
Nesi also focuses on other negative aspects, mostly seen among young people. Young people are more vulnerable to self-understanding due to their use of Internet content (Nesi). Nesi said that young people do not have a real understanding of their abilities and strengths, their weaknesses and strengths. It is believed to hinder the proper development of the individual.
In addition, the authors examined the effect of “like” buttons on social media posts on personal identity development. This can lead to many difficulties, because young people like to look at reviews on the Internet or feel that there is no weight. As such, Nesi tries to delve deeper into the issue of self-evaluation because young people use social media more often. Therefore, it is certain that this study can understand the relationship between digital media and mental decline. Therefore, it can be important for research papers because of its weight and the information it contains.
To help solve the problems Nesi puts, she needs to follow Orenstein’s “I tweet, therefore I am” guidelines to solve the problems Nesi puts. The author analyzes another point about the transformation of the individual’s identity, focusing here on the fact that he appears to have been created (Orenstein). This is why Orenstein treats the problem of self-understanding differently from Nesi. This ensures that decisions take into account all new trends.
The final version of this article can be found in Zakrzewski’s article “Technology 202: Science Confront Facebook Misinformation That Could Destroy Can Biden’s Climate Agenda”.
Zakrzewski has a different view on the decline in the use of digital media to regularly spread news that mislead internet users. This problem can lead to many negative consequences, from secondary consequences such as getting wrong information about major events, to many important problems such as youth management. Information on the Internet can cause stress and anxiety, and young people seem to be affected by such situations. Therefore, Zakrzewski can conduct further research on the impact of the internet and other media on mental health and well-being.
Therefore, resources have been selected to provide complete information on the impact of technology on young people.
They focus on drawing attention to various aspects of the problem and provide a clear and precise picture. This study looks at the unique nature of internet content and the possible responses of young people when they address the dangers and impacts on their lives.
Digital Media Addiction and Overuse
Many young people have become addicted to social networking sites (SNS) and this is causing serious problems in society. People always have a desire to connect with others, which is the source of satisfaction (Franzen). The possibility of addiction is inevitable, as online platforms allow human-to-human interaction.
The success of social media can be explained by the concept of using interactive communication problems (PIMU). This standard defines the use of digital media as “the use of force, tolerance for adverse reactions, and withdrawal from the use of interactive screens that affect a person’s physical, mental or mental state” (Young and Cristiano 5). Studies have shown that social media use can lead to many psychological problems in young people, including depression and anxiety, especially when the same people are offline for long periods of time (Youth and Cristiano 6). Additionally, social and emotional disturbances include, but are not limited to, academic failure or insecurity, separation from family and society, separation from friends, and conflict with them.
Therefore, drug addiction is a serious problem for the body and mind of children.
Mental Health Problems
Young people who use social media a lot may have mental health problems. Jacqueline Nesi, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University and the Bradley Hasbro Research Center, says that regular use of social networks can negatively affect mental health (117). Nesi claims that the media expose young people to physical and eating disorders as well as external problems and many mental health problems, including depression. As a matter of fact, the social relations of young people play an important role in the emergence and continuation of mental disorders (Nesi 112).
Therefore, some of the experiences teens have online with their friends may be related to the development of mental health issues. For example, knowledge of cyberbullying or repeated cyberbullying is associated with suicide and self-harm among youth (Nesi 171). Studies have shown that the majority of people hospitalized for self-harm watched online videos promoting self-harm or suicide in the two weeks before hospitalization (Nesi 118). The results show that frequent use of social media can wreak havoc on teens’ brains.
Selective Self-Portraits and Fake Self-Identities
In addition to selective self-portraits, SNS has changed the way young people describe themselves.
According to Orenstein, the use of social media causes young people’s self-image to be “formed externally rather than internally” (paragraph 6). Finally, many users are forced to change and update their profiles in the opinion of the online community. According to Orenstein, the main negative of false identity is that it destroys the real relationship and alienates the youth from their own reality. Many of the teens are social media actors who blur the lines between the fake person and the real person (Orenstein).
And even more problematic, the SNS continues to promote tolerance, which requires young people to focus on glorifying the self, not the ego (Orenstein). This can create a community where friends become one of the biggest fans, ignoring the importance of relationships.
False information on SNS is another issue that can cause young people to lose contact with the right information. Research has shown that lies spread faster, wider and more on the Internet than the truth (Zakrzewski). Especially in American politics, misinformation is rampant and arouses opinion and hatred among young people.
In one instance, Zakrzewski wrote in his letter that “Facebook misinformation could undermine Biden’s climate plan” (Zakrzewski para. 1). According to the authors, activists use SNS to refute the false message that for most social media users (Zakrzewski) renewable energy is ineffective and unreliable and can lead to deception among young people. Additionally, collaborative thinking about COVID-19 has negatively impacted efforts by federal, state and local governments to contain the spread of the disease (Zakrzewski). This is the reason why there are no tools from social companies to check the truth against young people being used by unverified and unverified information.
Finally, social media has a huge impact on young people’s lives. In particular, the majority of young people struggle with the negative effects of social networks on mental health and peer relationships, as well as the wrong selection of personal images, personal photos and information. In this context, two main conclusions can be drawn from the arguments and concerns discussed in this article by various authors. First, because they are both passionate about youth social media, they will be more aware of the negative impact these sites have on teens. This knowledge may also increase the pressure on policy makers to make social networking safe for young people.
Finally, the negative consequences of digital media platforms pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of children and require urgent protection.