Effects of Social Media on Young Adults

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  1. Vinaya

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    Social media users come from various age groups. Some social media are not accepting under age children, however, there is a way to create account by using proxy information. You can see a child as young as 10 years, posting on facebook, instagram or other platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest etc. There is no way you can stop them.

    Do you think social media is affecting young adults badly or in good way? Do you think young adults should not be let to use social media?
     
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  2. rootle

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    I remember answering a similar question on another forum. The problem with younger people of this generation is that they were raised by parents who didn't have the same access to social media when they were younger. As a result they grew up not knowing how to deal with the problems it brought. When raising kids it's probably important to limit their usage at a young age so that they can restrict themselves later on. Also it's important to educate them on potential problems such as cyber-bullying and online scams and so on.
     
  3. Iohndee

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    Social media is becoming a way of life for many including young adults. It is not easy to stop these young generation from accessing it because, just as they register by proxy, they will still go behind your back.

    The best approach is to advice these young adults on how to take advantage of this social trend to their benefit. It is also important to let them understand the dangers lurking out there.

    This includes what personal information not to share and tell-tale signs to watch out for. They should as well know that not everyone on social media is out to make friends, there are also predators masquerading as teenagers.

    Helping them be safe and stay safe while on accessing social media is much better. If they are stopped and happen to sneak in and get into trouble, it won't be easy for them to seek help.
     
  4. lonewolf

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    my problem with social media is the kids are hooked on it, what happens when SHTF and they cant access their personal addiction? how many know how to lay an open fire much less light it? how many are so squeamish they cant kill and butcher an animal for food? bambi is a nice cuddly animal but what if their starving?
     
  5. FuZyOn

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    I feel like people are addicted to social media (myself included, I'm going to admit) and that's the worst thing about them. You can spend an hour scrolling through photos on Instagram or browsing your news feed on Facebook and it's a complete waste of time. It can impact their views and thoughts negatively but they can also have a positive impact, it depends on the person and how they filter the information.
     
  6. Keith H.

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    I believe you can limit what children are allowed to access on a computer. I don't think children should be allowed to access everything. At the same time I think that parents should keep children informed as suits their age.
    Keith.
     
  7. neoKit

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    The social media can be really addictive. Many don't seem to know the benefits of using the social media. Most people think that the social media was meant for dating and making friends. Unless we advice the youth on how to use the social media then they will still continue wasting time looking for friends. The youth should be directed to using the social media positively like on educational research and making money.
     
  8. crimsonghost747

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    There are a lot of negative effects that I'm seeing from social media. It's like an addiction to many and even worse, a lot of people believe everything they read!
    But in the end social media shouldn't be restricted in any way, it's up to us to choose how we use it.
     
  9. DecMikashimota

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    What you can do is ween yourself off of social media. It might sound ridiculous, but I have done so by getting rid of accounts and adding less friends. It has had a very positive effect for me. I do not go on to see people, I only look at pages that are art related and inspiring.
     
  10. djordjem87

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    Being media or social media the effect is bad. There are good things in everything but you will not see a young adult browsing a social media for some creative things or to back up his research on something. The same goes for media, they will rarely watch some educational TV, instead they will watch Kardashians or some idiotic show like that. Of course it is not written in the stone but it it is a general truth and I feel bad for these kids. I remember when I was young and introduced to channels like VH1 I used to watch it all the time and what I did was paying attention to years, name of the albums, performers and all different kind of data. Now, I have a good knowledge about most American bands and their albums, hit singles, years and positions on charts.

    My point, I was doing a research without even knowing that, but that is me. These kids watch and listen some gibberish and wasting their time in the process. I am not generalizing but I have a nephew who is FOUR and he is either on a smart phone, laptop, tablet or watching TV.
     
  11. katjamas

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    I am actually so saddened by the fact that the social media is promoting such need for perfection all of the time. I have seen myself go crazy multiple times just because I thought I wasn't skinny enough or happy or beautiful enough. There are too many labels in social media and people are now scared to be themselves. Social media is what is creating all the mental problems, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bulimia, anorexia. This problem wasn't so serious before, when social media was less popular.
     
  12. lonewolf

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    we've just had two visitors sleeping on our living room floor, one in his 40s the other 21, what the first thing they do when they wake up? reach for their mobile phones that's what! I said to the wife "this pair aren't going to be much use when TSHTF"!!!:D:D:D( they'd have slept through a bomb going off too!!)
     
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  13. Sino

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    I think social media is good and bad. On one hand kids can be themselves and communicate with their friends over the internet but other the other hand they are communicating with their friends.. on the internet instead of in person.
     
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  14. Keith H.

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    I was recently shut out of facebook. I ran a group on facebook & I had my personal page plus a page for my book. I had a lot of "facebook friends", these of course for the most part are not REAL friends, I accepted their friend requests because it was useful to me in promoting my book & my youtube channel & blogs. Finally facebook decided I could come back, I assume someone made a false accusation about something just to give me a hard time, I will never know. Part of the system for letting me back in is to identify my facebook friends, which of course for the most part I am unable to do. So, no more facebook :)
    Keith.
     
  15. lonewolf

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    I gave up on facebook about 4 years ago, it was so boring.
     
  16. kingrichez

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    I think social media has had a negative affect on young people and society in general. It has increased levels of narcissism and desperation for popularity.
     
  17. Rhomhie Morelh Campo

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    I think social media is not good to people because it tend's to create tension on one's being and it will expose you personal info for who you are and leads to criticism, to the politicians and some public figures, and sometimes it will cause people i mean young adults not to focus in their lives and studies.
     
  18. warren2240

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    I was thinking about this a while back and I thought if I was 18 now as oppose to 1989, that it would be easy to be mislead about something through social chat.
     
  19. Katie Ann

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    I have often seen this on social media as well... particularly Facebook. There are kids I see sometimes that I know very well are 10 or 11 (I remember the days they were born, including my niece!) and they get on Facebook, say they're 18, and they're in. It's disturbing at best, knowing that they are often targeted by all kinds of slimeballs.

    Anyhow, to answer your original question, I believe that it affects the very young in a bad way. I am years away from being a teenager, and I see things every single day that are disturbing to me, I can't even imagine how I would have dealt with it all when I was 12 or 14.

    Something that is also very upsetting to me is the volume of cyberbullying that is going on. Granted it happens with adults, too, but it seems as if the very young do not handle it as well. I cringe (and tear up) every time I read a news story about a teen suicide due to bullying... and often cyberbullying is involved as well as traditional bullying.
     
  20. remnant

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    Social media like anything else in life has its merits and demerits. In my country, there was a recent case of suicide and some others preceding that where vulnerable and ignorant youth are lured. The fact remains that garbage in garbage out with regard to personal preferences. S Some people have got their livelihood pegged no the same. Wars and demonstrations are engineered no the same precinct.
     
  21. Jack Frost

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    It all comes down to good parenting. If parents install keylogger software to monitor all of the usage, then they may be able to pick up on dangerous lifestyle choices of their children before they grow into a problem. Kids these days might be exposed to drugs, or alcohol, or even be hiding evidence that they are the victims of bullying. You just never know what is going on offline. If parents can track them online, then that is a wonderful thing. Whether the addiction to technology is good, is another question. All things must be done in moderation.
     
  22. wizzywiz

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    Social media has it's advantages and disadvantages, it just depends on who is using it. Many people use it for good why others allow the negative aspect to influence them. More effort should be put into our high schools and colleges to create an awareness about these so that people using it for the first time will not be caught off balance.
     
  23. lonewolf

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    the trouble is that most seem to think social media is real life, it isn't.
     
  24. TexDanm

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    The so called social media is just a part of what we have done and allowed to be done to our kids. When the Mama's walked into the work force so that everyone could have lots of money they walked away from their kids. The Dad's all too often vanished and didn't even do as much parenting as the working Mom.

    We don't raise our kids anymore we just store them someplace until they are old enough to kick out. Daycare is too often nothing more than a place to store the kids that nobody wants to be bothered with. The kids are carefully, we hope, supervised and fed but that doesn't teach them much about how to be individual people. They sit and watch TV or are part of a supervised group that does everything as a group. When they get home they plug into a video game or the TV and sit alone soaking up the only real world that they are exposed to. FICTION. Have you ever really looked at what is on most of these video games???!!!

    Basically our kids are never taught how to be people. They aren't allowed to be a real part of a friendship. They don't go out to play and if they are allowed out it is going to be for supervised play. Kids not only don't need constant adult supervision, it is detrimental to their development. When I was a kid we played a lot of sandlot baseball, football and we running around in little rat packs. No adults allowed. We got bullied and dealt with it. We got bumps and scrapes and dealt with those too. We also learned how to be part of a group that wasn't run like a military by adults. It was a sort of organized chaos. We had best friends and had sleepovers and just hung out together. We talked and scheemed and fussed and learned how to get along.

    Social media like nearly everything else in kids lives these days is impersonal, shallow, artificial and doesn't prepare a kid to deal with people in person. These kids are the ones that you see later in a restaurant all together at a table and each clutching their phone texting and ignoring each other. The fact is they don't know how to relate to other real face to face people.

    Face to face for kids is where they learn things like editing what comes out of their mouth. If you are a kid among kids and call someone a name or are insulting face to face you are going to get smacked. It is a learning experience and a kid learns from other kids what is acceptable and what needs to be kept to yourself. There are no real filters imposed on them in social media and the things that they say and do to each other is just awful. To them this is their reality and without the filters that real life interactions with others face to face the asshats run WILD!!!

    These kids playing their video games get to be winners and kill their enemies. They have no real friends and they seem to lose the ability to tell this game from reality. SERIOUSLY!! I had a 26 year old boy tell me one time that he was an expert shot. Later I asked him what kind of guns he had and if he wanted to go out shooting with me. He didn't have any guns and his only actual contact with real guns that he had ever had were his Dad's shotgun and a old colt 45 acp. When I asked him how this related to him being an "expert" shot he told me that he was rated sniper plus on some video game! This kid was NOT a retard!! He wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer maybe but he was of normal intelligence.

    When a kid like this gets even more isolated and dysfunctional in the real world they seem to dive even deeper into this weird world of violence in video games. They get even more socially inept as all they know or can talk about is their imaginary world. They are socially dysfunctional and end up getting bullied as geeks and nerds have always been treated. Is it really any wonder when they try to bring the only place where they are successful into reality??? They get tired of the disharmony between their fantasy world and their everyday reality and in the end more and more they do what their games have taught them to do. The games have become their peers. They get a gun and go get some payback!!!

    God help us, we have let our kids come to this and now these kids are going to raise their kids... What chance is there that they will do better?
     
  25. Old Geezer

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    Social media is the castration device for the white middle class. The Left has developed a propaganda device that is razor sharp. Common sense and anything dealing with the realities of life are now out the window. Reality is now an iPhone screen until the riots begin.

    The redistribution of wealth to the Leftist leadership of the knuckle-draggers is now assured.
     
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