Top 10 Most Surprising Impacts of Social Media on Teenagers



Top 10 Most Surprising Impacts of Social Media on Teenagers


 

The digital natives of 21st century are addicted to social media. Their whole world somewhat revolves around social media. These teenagers are frequently seen texting, tweeting, and posting pictures via Snapchat and Instagram. On their way back from school, they are too busy on Twitter through their smart phones. On reaching home, they get busy with Facebook. Even at night they spend long hours on Snapchat or Instagram. It must be awesome for them to socialize on these social media sites and take advantage of its benefits. But what they don’t know is that it can impose a good number of negative impacts on them as well. The teenagers need to have a reality check and limit their use of social media sites for their own good. Check out the Top 10 Most Surprising Negative Impacts of Social Media On Teenagers for more information.

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10.  Narcissistic Tendencies

Teens who love to spend countless hours on Facebook tend to develop narcissitic tendencies in their personality. This causes many youngsters to commit one of the seven deadly sins, that is being selfish with others. It is quite obvious that when your whole world revolves around Facebook and you are too busy posting pictures of yourself and all the ...

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9.  Provoke Misunderstanding

Next time you decide to have an important conversation with your friend, make sure you do it in person. This is because the social media is the perfect place for misconceptions to grow. It is known that non verbal cues play a significant role in interaction. We often understand a message just through facial expressions or bodily gestures. However,...

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8.  Low Grades

Studies found that teens who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period achieved lower grades. It is a true fact for many teenagers out there. Indulging into any social media site can actually distract one from his/her learning. While it is perfectly fine to enjoy these social media sites and maintain large social circles, it is...

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7.  Works for Introverts

While there are many negative impacts of social media on teenagers, we must not forget some of the few positive ones as well. It is believed that online social networking helped introverted teens to learn how to socialize behind their computer or smartphone screens. This socializing eventually motivates them to open up with others at school and soc...

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6.  Teaching Tool

Social Media serves as an excellent teaching tool via which teachers can reach out to more students. Many developing countries face times of political unrest which leads to strikes on the streets. Hence, students of those regions are often restricted from using the streets for their own safety, which eventually stops their education for a long peri...

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5.  Impact on Relationships

The meaning of relationship changed with the coming of social media. Face to face interaction had always been the basis of any relationship. It is even psychologically proven that face to face interactions make conversations more effective and meaningful. However, today teenagers choose to use the social media as a way of starting, continuing and e...

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4.  Sexting

Teenagers often don’t feel comfortable in being physical involved with opposite sex in person. But the social media made it very easy for them to engage in a disappointing activity, known as ‘sexting.’ When teens know that they can do whatever they like behind their computer screens, they actually start crossing their limit and post nude or s...

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3.  Cyberbully

There was once a time when teenagers would go through the panic of being bullied in the bus, cafeteria, classroom or even washroom. But atleast they could breath some fresh air at home where they could stay away from all the trouble. Unfortunately, the teenagers of 21st century are being bullied 24/7. Cyberbullying has become such a popular trend n...

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2.  Health Hazards

Computer EMFs and radiation dangers have adversely affected health standards of millions of teenagers round the globe. The rise of social media literally caused many teens to be social media addicts who spend long hours in front of the computer or laptop screens. This is potentially dangerous in terms of health, for example it can harm biological o...

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1.  Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis is the biggest problem that teens face in the social media. It is often seen that teenager’s alter ego gets exposed in the world of social media. When a young girl posts an incredibly hot selfie of herself in facebook ,the whole words starts to think that she must be a sexy party chick. Often guys start to flirt with such girls on...

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