How Social Media Effects the Youths (What's on social media? (LOTS of…
How Social Media Effects the Youths
In 2015, 68% of 13 & 14-year-olds had or had access to a smartphone
77% of adults own a smartphone - Including dangerous persons
Ages 8-11, 52% already had their own tablet in UK, almost a quart of which have a social media profile
Based on the "marshmallow test", it has been determined that the children of the technologically advanced western culture have less self-control than children where patience is necessary.
As Social media use goes up, so does likelihood of getting into trouble. It is also linked to narcissism, antisocial behaviors, and aggression.
Girls tend to be more sensitive about body image, with 47% of 11 year concerned about their weight, and the numbers increasing (Experience Human Development).
Suicide rated are on the rise, and statistics are showing a link to social media usage.
What's on social media?
"Models" with photo-shopped figures
"15% of 18 to 24-year-olds surveyed, were convinced that the images of models and celebrities in ads, magazines, and billboards accurately depict what these women look like in real life."
How much more would a child mistake fake for reality?
LOTS of people
1.4 billion daily active Facebook users, 2.13 billion monthly active users.
500 Million daily Instagram users
Not only is social media a place where young people can be harmed, but do harm as well. A misunderstanding can lead to someone being convicted of a felony.