09 Mar Social Media Effects: It May Be Encouraging Social Isolation
Social media has some of the most incredible potential; it can connect people oceans away from each other, it can create support groups for those in need, it can provide a platform for those without a voice to gain one–the possibilities are endless. Yet there are some negative social media effects becoming more apparent as its use increases in day to day life.
Teenagers are known for their social media presence. If you’re between the ages 11 and 18 and don’t at least have a Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat account, it’s kind of strange. But as a society, we’ve only recently begun to stop and ask if social media effects are all positive for our children. And the truth is, they may not be.
Can social media fuel isolation in teens?
Now, I’m not saying that social media causes teens to suddenly start isolating themselves. I am saying that social media possibly has the effect of making isolation tendencies worse.