Is social media really affecting people? The short answer is a simple yes. Teens being the number one people on social media on a daily basis. This is affecting mental health and creating standards and other things that should not be taken so seriously. The jealousy, bullying, and negative comments all have negative effects on almost every teen. Whether they are comparing themselves to others, wishing they were someone else, getting hated on, made fun of etc. These are all the effects social media is causing in young adolescents. Now does this happen to everyone? No. But, almost every teenager has either had a TikTok account, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter…etc and has witnessed an act of some sort. Growing up today with cell phones, new beauty standards”, and constant pressure has definitely brought a concern for upcoming and current middle-high school students. Should there be a limit to this, I’m not sure no one can control, but maybe some ways to help prevent this situation would or could come in handy.
Self confidence is lacking by many nowadays. Here’s why; maybe someone says your body isnt perfect which definitely can be hard for a girl or a guy. Which can cause things such as Eating disorders which have been a big topic on the trending TikTok app. Also can create body image issues which are heartbreaking for a developing growing teenager. I know I have definitely experienced the feeling of watching other people on tik tok or other platforms and saying to myself “Oh I wish I looked more like her.” But that has gone away and I’ve learned to love myself. Unfortunately not all can just let it go and move on. Some are more damaged than others. Another thing being kids being jealous of what they don’t have but others do which is causing a lack of gratitude.
Now am I saying no one should have social media? Of course not! I just think that maybe the world should spend less time on it… something I definitely need to try. And not to let things get taken personally or think about what you post before posting. Think is this going to hurt anyone or affect anyone emotionally?