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Social media causes isolation and loneliness
Nowadays, so many people are said to be using social media tools mostly like Facebook, Tumbler, and twitter and so on. Since the Internet is seen to have a rapid propagation, social media is seen to also have a rapid progression. The widespread use of mobile devices to access the internet is said to have gradually made an improvement in interactions. Most people nowadays are said to have smart phones, and also I-phones which help them in the access of the network. Such devices help us in contacting family, our friends, and other people whenever they are even if they seem to be far. Social media is said to contain several advantages. Nevertheless, young children can abuse the social media if the parents are not careful about the matter, because they can easily access social media in bad ways. Our parents are required to regulate young children on how we use the social media.
According to the discussion of social media, a very controversial is that social media is seen to be good to use for children. On the one hand, some people argue social media is okay for children to use freely. On the other hand, other people even contend social media is for children to use with regulation. My own view is that we should understand and regulating the use of social media by young children, because overusing social media can create strong addictions, develop mental or physical disorders, and waste our time.
First of all, social media, such as Facebook, is said to be very addictive. Especially, people who are lonely can easily be addicted. Human is said to be like a social animal, so they want to make relationship with others. People would say drug or alcohol is more addictive and harmful for children than social media but the addictions of social media are seen as not a big issue. Unfortunately, it is not true. Social media can lead to compulsive behavior. There is an evidence to shows well that social behaviors such as hugs and smiles are associated with a release of dopamine. It’s possible that social media is pleasurable and becomes addictive via the mechanism of dopamine just like how also drugs and also alcohol can be. In the light of these facts, surely social media can make addicts, and it is hard to escape. The problem is most people who have an addiction to social media and do not even realize it.
Children, also, can easily get mental and physical disorders through using social media. People might think social media does not contribute to disorders. They argue that social media is good for mental diseases because it help them express their feelings or thought easily. Also, through social media, they can be more connected with each other. However, as stated above, if children become addicts, naturally we could think they have emotional instability. Social media offers limited real interaction, through online contact.
As it is evident, spending too much time online could lead to social isolation, loneliness and even have a negative outlook. These types of symptoms of the psychology can eventually lead to more serious health concerns, such as heart disease, cancer and dementia. By using the social media such disturbs are said to make a more relationship with others. When they are using social media they do not need to move or be active thus resulting to mental and physical disorders.
The solution to such is to reduce on the alienations that are seen to permeate social media and eliminate the atmosphere of where you are brought up. The issue on what should be done in such issue is as it’s only natural to celebrate the good things in one’s life and to shift focus away from the bad or unfortunate events. The traditional remedy to loneliness in making more friends seems to exacerbate such a problem. While social media helps in the alleviation of loneliness in seniors, whereby the benefits are said to be far from such a uniform result. Despite the social connectivity that social media provides, some people can still feel socially isolated.
Social media can become a big problem in our life. In this sense, social media can hinder people to improve their talents. People think social media is good place to show their talents or works what they did by themselves or even with friends. For example, they do suggest that people can share video clip when they are playing the instruments or dancing or singing. However, if you are not good at those things and if you spend time to do social media, it would be hard to improve your talents. Using social media is said to steel more of your time on the other things you wanted to do. If you do not pay attention, your time would go very fast, and it could not be returned.
I conducted surveys about relationships between using social media and studying last semester. Most students answered using social media is not helpful for studying. Also, students who got good grades spent just a little time to use social media. These results can be adjusted to young children because they are more easily influenced by social media.
Especially, the young generation and children are easy to be exposed to environments which using social media. Social media are favorite not only along with teens or youngsters; it is growing among working people and also adults. Social media is regarded as an addiction and many people are becoming addicts every day. It can occur mentally and physically and make you waste time. As you can see, we need to understand and regulate the use of social media by young children.
Strategies to reduce loneliness that focus on eliminating negative thought processes are the most effective. Helping people link up with others in person and encouraging people to develop more robust social skills reduces loneliness. It may be more difficult for those who have been alone for a long time as they may be more distrustful of people as well as having a longer way to go to develop social skills. There needs to be programs and support groups for those who face social media anxiety and loneliness.
If you feel like social media is getting you down, know that you’re not alone. Seek help as soon as you can. Unplugging for a bit and actually picking up the phone to connect will go a long way to helping. If you read books, or study, exercise, or practice something that you want to do instead of using social media, it would be much better for you and your future life.
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