Part 1: Dangers of Social Media
1. Affect Health
The biggest concern of addiction to social media is that it will lead to health problems both in physicality and mentality for kids. For example, it will interfere with sleep, effect eye sight, increase anxiety and depression, prevent children from getting outside and have real-life interactions. Spending too much time on social media can be harmful in developing brains, personalities and physical development as well. Besides, sedentary activity can be a risk of overweight.
Cyberbullying is a bullying act with the help of digital mediums or communication tools. Examples of it include posting hurtful images, making online threats, and sending hurtful emails or texts. Children’s identity and self-esteem are very fragile during early adolescence which makes them so vulnerable to cyberbullying. What’s more, it is clearly a serious issue for people to kill themselves in today’s society.
3. Invasion of Privacy
You must have this feeling that some of the ads on the sites you visit seem to be a perfect match to your interests and that’s the privacy violation ---- the dark side of social media. Sometimes, kids will unwittingly post their private information which will be utilized by people with an ulterior motive.
4. Sexual Content
Adult contents and pornography are available on various social media platforms and teenagers may unknowingly stumble upon it.
5. Economic Loss
It is quite easy for adults to see through deceptive marketing tactics or bogus posts, but children may fall into this trap and hard to get out which sometimes results in economic loss for them.