According to Gwen O’Keeffe and Kathleen Pearson “Recent research indicates that there are frequent online expressions of offline behaviors, such as bullying, clique-forming that have introduced problems such as cyberbullying, privacy issues. Other problems that merit awareness include Internet addiction and concurrent sleep deprivation.” (2011) The American Academy of Pediatrics also supported the view that social media has worrying effects. They stated that “social media sites can influence youth to engage in risky behaviors. Also, social media provides venues for cyberbullying among other dangers.” (2011). Furthermore, MedicalNewsToday stated the increasing recognition of the negative effects of social media; “Facebook use may feed an anxiety and may even make us miserable.” (Whiteman, 2015)Among the numerous negative impacts, social media has, it also can create a gap between parents and teens; creating strain and distances in their relationship with each other. The lack of knowledge parents has for technology including social media creates disconnections and disorders in a family relationship. This is due to the shortage of technical abilities parents have which creates misconnection within the relationship. Social media is a big part of everyone’s life, but most specifically and strongly it is one big part of youngsters’ lives which parents fail to accept this reality, therefore, creates many misunderstandings between them and their children. Social media may still be negative on parent-child relationships even with parents that are tech-savvy, this is because both the child and the parent are becoming tuned increasingly with their devices and spend less and less time together. (Libby Lyons, 2017)Social Media Invades Privacy:Social media has made it easier to access one’s life details with permission; people share too many details about their lives through social media.  People know too many details and information about each other’s lives that should not be known. “When Internet users visit various Web sites, they can leave behind evidence of which sites they have visited. This collective, ongoing record of one’s Web activity is called the “digital footprint.” One of the biggest threats to young people on social media sites is to their digital footprint and future reputations. Preadolescents and adolescents who lack an awareness of privacy issues post inappropriate messages, pictures, and videos without understanding that “what goes online stays online.” (O’Keeffe, Pearson 2011)Influence of Advertising in Buying:Internet targets people by their web browsing behavior. “It is particularly important for parents to be aware of the behavioral ads because they are common on social media sites and operate by gathering information on the person using a site and then targeting that person’s profile to influence purchasing decisions. Such powerful influences start as soon as children begin to go online and post.” (O’Keeffe, Pearson 2011)Cyber Bullying and Online Harassment:Cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment formed online through social media. Victims who experience this tend to go through lower self-esteem, an increase in the desire to kill oneself, and a range of other psychological disorders. Recent researchers have concluded that cyberbullying can be more harmful than traditional bullying. Bullying through social media is quite common. It can occur to any person online and can cause severe psychosocial consequences such as depression, anxiety, severe isolation, and, tragically, suicide.Facebook Depression:Researchers have proposed a phenomenon called “Facebook depression” known for the symptoms of depression experienced by people while spending frequent time on Facebook. As indicated by a recent report distributed in Computers in Human Behavior, most people are not using online networking to be social. Just around 9 percent of Facebook’s clients’ activities include communicating with others. Study members encountered a sharp decrease in their states of mind after looking through Facebook. Amazingly, they didn’t encounter the same enthusiastic decline when they surfed the web. The toll on psychological wellness was one of a kind to Facebook. Facebook leads participants to compare their lives with other Facebook users. And those feelings of jealousy cause comparison the chances of feeling less worthy which leads to depression.Acceptance by and contact with peers is an important element of adolescent life. The intensity of the online world is thought to be a factor that may trigger depression in some adolescents. As with offline depression, preadolescents and adolescents who suffer from Facebook depression are at risk for social isolation and sometimes turn to risky Internet sites and blogs for “help” that may promote substance abuse, unsafe sexual practices, or aggressive or self-destructive behaviors. (O’Keeffe, Pearson, 2011)Social Media and Anxiety:Social media causes depression anxiety. What is meant by that and how does social media cause depression anxiety? Social media may cause depression and a sense of sadness as users compare their lives with one another. People tend to post more positive experiences on social media, and with comparisons increasing, expectations increase, and when they are not met, people become depressed or feel a sense of anxiety. Others ways that social media causes depression anxiety is the constant stress of being alert for new social media messages “is the same as being on continuous alert for predators, which causes a release of the stress hormone cortisol.” (Amedie 2015)

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