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What? ?Are? ?the? ?Effects? ?of? ?Social? ?Media? ?on? ?Youth?

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“Social? ?media? ?is? ?a? ?term? ?used? ?to? ?describe? ?the? ?interaction? ?between? ?groups? ?or? ?individuals? ?in
which? ?they? ?produce,? ?share,? ?and? ?sometimes? ?exchange? ?ideas? ?over? ?the? ?internet? ?and? ?in? ?virtual
communities.”? ?That? ?is? ?what? ?you? ?find? ?if? ?you? ?look? ?up? ?for? ?the? ?meaning? ?of? ?social? ?media? ?on? ?the? ?net.
Nowadays,? ?it? ?goes? ?way? ?beyond? ?that.? ?Social? ?communication? ?have? ?become? ?prominent? ?parts? ?of
life? ?for? ?many? ?young? ?people? ?today.? ?A? ?recent? ?survey? ?shows? ?that? ?an? ?average? ?person? ?posts? ?2500
interactions? ?per? ?month? ?on? ?social? ?media,? ?furthermore? ?young? ?people? ?go? ?up? ?to? ?15000
interactions? ?per? ?month.? ?many? ?people? ?overlook? ?the? ?disadvantages? ?of? ?using? ?social? ?media.? ?The
central? ?question? ?then? ?becomes:? ?What? ?are? ?the? ?effects? ?of? ?today’s? ?social? ?media? ?on? ?us?

First,? ?let's? ?have? ?a? ?look? ?at? ?the? ?benefits? ?of? ?social? ?media.? ?Starting? ?with? ?young? ?people? ?and? ?their
responsibility:? ?In? ?contrast? ?with? ?the? ?earlier? ?young? ?people? ?they? ?get? ?more? ?and? ?more? ?to? ?do? ?with
social? ?media.? ?No? ?matter? ?if? ?you? ?are? ?searching? ?for? ?an? ?international? ?friend,? ?a? ?college? ?on? ?the? ?other
site? ?of? ?the? ?world? ?or? ?your? ?old? ?youth? ?friend.? ?There? ?is? ?no? ?faster? ?or? ?easier? ?way? ?to? ?find? ?them
instead? ?of? ?using? ?social? ?media.? ?Although? ?Instagram,? ?Facebook? ?and? ?twitter? ?are? ?probably? ?the
most? ?well-known? ?communities,? ?new? ?platforms? ?to? ?connect? ?to? ?them? ?are? ?showing? ?op? ?rapidly.? ?I
Am? ?very? ?pleased? ?with? ?this? ?social? ?network? ?communities,? ?because? ?I? ?make? ?extensive? ?use? ?of? ?it.
Another? ?advantages? ?emerges? ?from? ?a? ?research? ?from? ?the? ?University? ?of? ?amsterdam.
This? ?shows? ?us? ?that? ?social? ?media? ?are? ?good? ?for? ?the? ?self-confidence? ?of? ?young? ?people.? ?It
increases? ?their? ?networks? ?of? ?friends? ?and? ?improves? ?friendships.? ?The? ?research? ?was? ?conducted
among? ?653? ?young? ?people? ?between? ?12? ?and? ?19? ?years? ?who? ?use? ?facebook.? ?Nowadays,
self-confidence? ?is? ?very? ?important,? ?so? ?I? ?think? ?that? ?this? ?is? ?a? ?key? ?advantage? ?of? ?social? ?media.
When? ?you? ?look? ?at? ?the? ?disadvantages? ?of? ?social? ?media? ?on? ?the? ?internet,? ?you? ?can? ?see? ?a
lot? ?of? ?them.? ?To? ?start? ?with? ?the? ?advent? ?of? ?the? ?internet.? ?On? ?this? ?moment? ?the? ?influence? ?of? ?the
social? ?media? ?in? ?the? ?life? ?of? ?young? ?people? ?increased.? ?As? ?a? ?result,? ?more? ?and? ?more? ?young? ?people
are? ?’brought? ?up’? ?by? ?the? ?social? ?media.? ?The? ?parents? ?or? ?guardians? ?of? ?young? ?people? ?have? ?less
and? ?less? ?to? ?say.? ?Young? ?people? ?let? ?their? ?parents? ?do? ?not? ?or? ?hardly? ?look? ?over? ?the? ?shoulder? ?and? ?in
this? ?way? ?they? ?can? ?accompany? ?the? ?young? ?people? ?not? ?in? ?a? ?good? ?way.? ?It? ?is? ?also? ?difficult? ?for? ?them
without? ?education? ?to? ?assess? ?and? ?process? ?information? ?of? ?private? ?choices? ?and? ?private? ?opinions
on? ?the? ?internet.? ?For? ?me? ?this? ?is? ?not? ?a? ?problem? ?at? ?all.? ?My? ?parents? ?are? ?still? ?raising? ?me? ?up? ?and
they? ?are? ?on? ?the? ?social? ?media? ?as? ?well,? ?so? ?they? ?can? ?see? ?what? ?I? ?am? ?doing? ?on? ?the? ?web.
Secondly,? ?young? ?people? ?who? ?are? ?active? ?on? ?social? ?network? ?have? ?big? ?problems? ?with
focus.? ?Research? ?has? ?shown? ?that? ?by? ?studying? ?15? ?minutes,? ?they? ?online? ?concentrate? ?up? ?to? ?3
minutes? ?on? ?the? ?matter.? ?The? ?other? ?12? ?min? ?is? ?reserved? ?for? ?monitoring? ?the? ?phone? ?and? ?social
applications? ?on? ?their? ?device.? ?I? ?also? ?suffers? ?from? ?this? ?when? ?I? ?am? ?studying,? ?so? ?I? ?can? ?stand? ?in? ?for
this? ?point.
Because? ?networking? ?and? ?online? ?social? ?communities? ?are? ?so? ?widespread,? ?several
studies? ?have? ?looked? ?at? ?the? ?effects? ?of? ?social? ?networking.? ?As? ?you? ?have? ?seen? ?there? ?are? ?both
advantages? ?and? ?disadvantages.

In? ?short,? ?studies? ?shows? ?us? ?that? ?young? ?people? ?are? ?now? ?too? ?much? ?formed? ?and? ?raised? ?by? ?social
media.? ?Making? ?parents? ?less? ?affect? ?the? ?education? ?and? ?formation.? ?but? ?the? ?benefits? ?outweigh? ?its
disadvantages.? ?When? ?using? ?any? ?social? ?media? ?platform,? ?take? ?responsibility? ?for? ?your? ?own
safety? ?and? ?never? ?join? ?a? ?group? ?just? ?because? ?it? ?is? ?trendy? ?or? ?all? ?your? ?friends? ?are? ?doing? ?it.