What effect does social networking have on teenagers lives?

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What effect does social networking have on teenagers lives? by Mind Map: What effect does social networking have on teenagers lives?

1. Social networking is harmful in teenagers lives.

1.1. According to Larry D. Rosen is professor and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Addiction might be linked to social and psychological awards associated with social media and internet usage. But research suggests that the internet addictions can be related to changes in the brain chemistry associated with the rewards of internet (Rosen).

1.1.1. Larry D. Rosen states that ¨researchers have noted that the consequences of technology addiction are similar to the consequences of chemical addictions such as drugs or alcohol and can include financial problems, job loss, and relationship breakdowns¨ (Rosen). This is absolutely true, I see people all the time frustrated because they has so many snap chats to go through.

1.1.2. He also uses clear and well chosen examples, like Jim, ¨A 32-year-old manager at a computer company, cannot leave a room without his Blackberry; at least three or more times a day he pats his pocket to make sure it is there and he checks it all day long, and at dinner with his wife and daughter, he has his BlackBerry on the table in front of him, and he spends most of the dinnertime staring at the phone screen¨(Rosen). the example that Larry gives is a perfect example saying that people spend too much time on there cell phones that they feel the need to type on there phones during dinner with their family

1.2. The Washington Post feels that if you add in 30 seconds of the appeal of fame, some teenagers are trying to do just about anything and in a lot of circumstances, some are more dangerous than others. And thanks to social media there are stupid people out there with dumb ideas posting them on social media and there only a click or swipe away (Firger).

1.2.1. A Washington Post article reported on stories about dangerous challenges where teens are lighting themselves on fire before jumping into water, resulting in ¨third- or fourth-degree burns,¨ and even death (Firger). The Washington Post statement is absolutely true, young teens are effected by the post that are on their social media, they are wanting to anything do get as many likes as they can and what most kids do is dangerous, like now people are eating tide pods just because one person that they know did it and then it just spreads like wild fire, and someone could possibly die, and i don't think someones live will matter to other people try to get likes. I think they will stop just because one live has been taken by something so stupid.

1.2.2. They also say that research has shown that in order for the brain to commit something to memory, dopamine must be present, which essentially means it is needed for the brain to process important information such as don't light yourself on fire or you might get burned (Firger). Lighting yourself on fire is one of the most stupidest things you could ever do, and the fact that research shows that you need you brain to have anything, movement, thoughts, memories, and just do do simple things, and if you are wanting to show other people you are smart, lighting yourself on fire isn't one of those ways. You've seen some type of paper or trash burn, right? Well if you do something stupid like that, you could be that paper/trash burning to death.

1.3. Because Larry states that a 32 year old man is addicted and that he has a problem, he is constantly checking his pocket for his phone and doesn't know when someone is going to text him back, and it can be the same consequences as drugs, or alcohol.

1.4. Because teens, even adults, are doing stupid things, like lighting themselves on fire, which by the way can kill you, just trying to get likes or hearts or tags, or re-posts, when really it doesn't matter. they are hurting themselves and hurt is harmful. it's just common sense not to light yourself on fire.

2. Social networking is beneficial in teens lives.

2.1. The Junior Scholastic/ Current Events feels that the internet is helping teens that are wanting to look for any opportunity to connect with other people (Csorba).

2.1.1. The Junior Scholastic article titled "Are we too Wired," states The internet affects us in many ways they give an example considering the ALS ice bucket challenge and thanks to 2.2 million Twitter mentions and 2.4 million Facebook videos, it swept across the nation in the summer of 2015; the ice bucket challenge raised more than $115 million that ended up leading to a major scientific breakthrough (Csorba). I think that this is true, every person wants to try and get as many likes or whatever just to make them make them feel better even if it is for good or bad, but people need to make better decisions on what they chose on what is right and what is wrong. But in this case it was good, they helped raise money to help with a scientific breakthrough

2.1.2. Another thing that The Junior Scholastic article has research that shows that most experts assumed that people who interacted online did so because they weren't able to create real-world relationships, but I quickly discovered that teens who used chat rooms, for example, were just as socially adjusted as their peers; in fact, many studies have shown that people who connect with others online are less likely to be socially isolated than those who don't (Csorba). This didn't really shock me because I've actually noticed that I have been communicating better ever since i decided to give up social media for the better.

2.2. According to Gary Stagner it is very very hard for kids to mature their moral values and solve problems when their school doesn’t let them make a mistake or diction. Teens are relying to much on their cell phones and other things, and it’s not allowing them to learn (Stagner).

2.2.1. Gary Stagner states in the article "Social Networking Plays an Important Role in young peoples lives," states "a student may be at greater risk of being suspended by her school for something written at home on MySpace as there is of that teenager being physically harmed" (Stagner). This on the other hand did shock me i didn't know that people would be better off suspended than on any type of social media.

2.2.2. Gary also says about his daughter and the fire that happened at her school and how news spreads fast, "She learned of the fire from friends via MySpace nearly 11 hours before the local television news reported it ..." (Stagner). This I believe is true, because when I did have social media, I heard about things that happened at other schools faster that what I did on the news.

2.3. Because even though social media can be used in a band way, but it can also be used for good like raising money for charity, or for a scientific breakthrough, or for something that can be beneficial to the community .

2.4. Because It can also help spread news, like if a killer was on the loose and they had a picture of him and it is all over social media then everybody would know what he/she would look like and if someone just happened to spot them at a gas station they could follow them until the cops come and arrest him/her.