Category - Teen
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. A 2018 pew research center survey of nearly 750 13- to 17-year-olds found that 45 are online almost constantly and 97 use a social media platform, such as youtube, facebook, instagram or snapchat. A 2018 common sense media report found that 81 percent of teens use social media, and more than a third report using social media sites multiple times an hour. These statistics have risen dramatically over the past six years, likely driven by increased access to mobile devices. (hero imagesgetty images) amid growing concern over social medias impact and influence on todays youth, a new pew research center survey of u. Teens finds that many young people acknowledge the unique challenges and benefits of growing up in the digital age. A recent study by common sense media of over a thousand teens (13-17 years) in the u. Found that 70 percent use social media multiple times per day. while teens can use social media to connect and create friendships with others, they also confront cyberbullying, trolls, toxic comparisons, sleep deprivation, and less frequent face-to-face interactions, to name a few. Too much time spent scrolling through social media can result in symptoms of anxiety andor depression. Social media and ethical impacts on teenagers as social media platforms quickly develop and their use continues to expand, the impact on todays teens is astronomical. The brain of a teenager isnt nearly close to being developed, meaning that most mindsets, opinions, and ideas can be easily swayed, as it is only instinct to try to fit in with. Positive social media and other media influences on teenagers. Heres the good news social media and other media can be positive influences on teenage behaviour and attitudes. Citizenship teenagers who are exposed to and take an interest in news media are more likely to be interested in major social and political issues like climate change. Glamourizing the thin ideal media targeting teenage girls tends to emphasize the ideal of thinness as beauty. When you stop and think about the fact that the average height and weight for a model are 510 and 110 lbs, and the height and weight for the average woman are 54 and 145 lbs, its easy to see why this creates a tremendous health risk for young girls.