Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media and Technology 

Table of Content

Some of my needs are self-actualization because I need to be self-fulfilled. Esteem, belongingness, & love because they’re psychological. Safety & physiological needs because they’re basic.

I agree that social media increases anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality, body image concerns, cyberbullying, & FOMO. On the other hand, it also allows access to expert health information, emotional support, community building, self-expression, & build upon Relationships.

This essay could be plagiarized. Get your custom essay
“Dirty Pretty Things” Acts of Desperation: The State of Being Desperate
128 writers

ready to help you now

Get original paper

Without paying upfront

Teens may not be that happy with what they see in their social media feed, despite how many smiling selfies they upload. They may actually feel less satisfied with their lives after only spending 1 hour each day on social media, as a new study published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics suggests. The study found that 1 hour a day on social media minimized the probability that kids in this age group would be “completely satisfied with life overall” by about 14%. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics warned parents about the phenomenon of “Facebook depression” among teens in 2011, suggesting that online social activity could be hard to go through for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem. Similarly, a 2013 University of Michigan study found that adolescents were less happy the more they used Facebook. For many young people, social media can become almost addictive. In a study by researchers at the UCLA brain mapping center, they found that certain regions of teen brains became activated by “likes” on social media, sometimes causing them to want to use social media more. Undoubtedly, social networking plays a vital role in broadening teen social connections & helping them learn valuable technical skills. Not only are teens’ developing brains vulnerable to so much time online, but because they often have difficulty self-regulating their screen time, their risks can increase. Additionally, they’re more susceptible to peer pressure, cyberbullying & sexting. Researchers are just the beginning to establish a link between depression & social media. Sometimes teens spend so many hours on social media that they begin to lose valuable sleep. Jealousy & envy-while normal emotions-can wreak havoc on teen brains if they dwell on what someone else has possessed or has experienced, that they themselves have not.

Constant online access affects teens. Girls constantly feel that they need to be validated based on their appearance online. People are more aggressive and unethical online. Girls are more cyber bullied than boys.

My want/s: camera, straight A’s, car, driver’s licence, money, personal laptop, clothes, newest Samsung phone, jewelry, concert tickets, purse.

Cite this page

Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media and Technology . (2021, Oct 21). Retrieved from


Remember! This essay was written by a student

You can get a custom paper by one of our expert writers

Order custom paper Without paying upfront