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Forbes Welcome. The Positive Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Society [Opinion] Advertisement Social networking isn’t for everyone, but it’s now such a massive part of all our lives, whether we embrace or reject the notion, that it can no longer be ignored.

The Positive Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Society [Opinion]

But are social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ a force for good or evil? As with most questions there are multiple angles to approach this quandary from. Having already looked at the negative impact of social networking sites on society, I thought it only fair to redress the balance. 10 Negative Effects Of Social Media On Children And Teenagers. In the last few years, we have seen an explosion of socal media and networkings sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace etc.

10 Negative Effects Of Social Media On Children And Teenagers

Especially, the children cherish this new and high-tech way of remaining connected with friends and meeting new people. However, it is also important for parents to keep themselves aware of some of the negative effects of these sites, and how to protect their children. Here, we are listing the top 10 insidious effects that social media may have on children.

Some of this information is taken from a recent study conducted by reseachers at University of Rome. How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers. Many parents worry about how exposure to technology might affect toddlers developmentally.

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

We know our preschoolers are picking up new social and cognitive skills at a stunning pace, and we don’t want hours spent glued to an iPad to impede that. But adolescence is an equally important period of rapid development, and too few of us are paying attention to how our teenagers’ use of technology—much more intense and intimate than a 3-year-old playing with dad’s iPhone—is affecting them. In fact, experts worry that the social media and text messages that have become so integral to teenage life are promoting anxiety and lowering self-esteem. Indirect communication. Social media is harming the mental health of teenagers. The state has to act.

The digital landscape has put increased pressure on teenagers today, and we feel it.

Social media is harming the mental health of teenagers. The state has to act

There are so many social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, you name it. I made a conscious decision to avoid Snapchat and Instagram because of the social pressure I saw them putting on my 14-year-old little sister. If my mum turned off the WiFi at 11pm, my sister would beg me to turn my phone into a hotspot. She always needed to load her Snapchat stories one more time, or to reply to a message that had come in two minutes ago because she didn’t want her friend to feel ignored. Influence of Social Media on Teenagers. The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking.

Influence of Social Media on Teenagers

According to a report by Common Sense Media, 75 percent of teenagers in America currently have profiles on social networking sites, of which 68 percent use Facebook as their main social networking tool. While social networking undoubtedly plays a vital role in broadening social connections and learning technical skills, its risks cannot be overlooked.

The lack or difficulty in self-regulation and susceptibility to peer pressure makes adolescents vulnerable to such evils as Facebook depression, sexting, and cyberbullying, which are realistic threats. The American Psychological Association defines bullying as aggressive behavior by an individual that causes discomfort to another. How does social media effect youth? By Nia Crawford, McKinley Technology H.S. and Loebig Ink Summer Intern In 2015, it is now easier to access the internet than ever before.

How does social media effect youth?

This easily leads to the misuse of the technology that we are provided with but not everybody misusing it. Studies show that the age group of 12-21 access social media more than any other.