This video explains how social media affects the development of children. Shirael Pollack talks about how "Back in her day as kids they communicated with each other,and played with each other; instead of sticking their face in a screen." The problem with kids and media is that children are not learning the social skills that were forced back in Shiraels time. This is affecting kids negatively, not only now but kids in the future because technology and media is only becoming more and more common.
This article talks about effects of social media on teens, it states that "It becomes difficult for the victim to erase what has been shared online once it is published." Teens are posting things that are not appropriate for their colleges to see, nor their future jobs. It is ruining their future, even before you interview for a job, the company has already done a background check by going through your media. This is affecting so many young adults all because of media.
This power point talks about every affect media has on humans, narrowing it down to a big part of this power point is girls and body image. Magazines, famous people you might follow, television, etc. are putting off this image that if you do not look like this then something is wrong with you. This is affecting girls negativity, it is lowering their-self esteem;leaving them insecure about themselves, and being insecure leads to so many more affects.
This article talks about teens affect and feelings towards what goes on; on media, like cyber bulling."The devastation of these online attacks can leave deep mental scars." Children are suffering from depression and anxiety due to cyber bulling, this is important because teens are already dealing with so much, as a teen i would know, social media is not helping with that.
This article talks about people on media that are pretending to be someone they are not."Many young online users are lured by online sexual predators" Teen girls are a main target for sexual predators, I have had experience with this, but I am not as gullible as other teenagers. Kids are getting lured in to meet strangers online and end up in sex trades. Social media is very dangerous, this is a big affect if children are not careful.
This article talks about how media has became such a big distraction to everyone, it is getting in the way of school, work, and even relationships. This article gives charts and data showing the percentage of school, work, and relationship progress before and after media became more apparent and normal in peoples daily lives. This article was very true for example, intermediate school was a no phone zone, i was very focused on my work, i had better grades, there was not something to keep me distracted. High school is not strict on phone use, i have my phone sitting next to me in every class, saying check me check me, it has made a big difference.