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How Does Social Media Impact Us?

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Social media has a big impact on us as humans, both physically and mentally. People have lots of opinions about social media. Some see it has a positive and others see it as a negative. Well, the truth is that it can be both. But I’ll be going over the negatives. I feel that the negatives outnumber the positives, therefore, making it more important to go over.

Social media can physically affect you very simply: You won’t get enough exercise. If you just sit and play around on Instagram all day long, then obvious that you’re not getting enough exercise, which can lead to health problems. How social media impacts our mental health is a little less simple to explain. It can easily bring self-insecurity because when people post things on social media about their life, it’s usually the good parts of your life, such as going to a party. This can lead to you starting to consider yourself being left out which can negatively affect your self-esteem. Speaking of negatively affecting your self-esteem, what about cyber bullying? As you see in the news, cyber bullying is everywhere and if you have social media, you are easily a victim. Cyber bullying allows bullies to hide secretly behind a computer and bully people using unknown accounts. Again, as you see on the news, this can lead to serious actions, such as suicide. Addiction is also a negative. When you’re addicted, it is hard to stop, just like any other addiction. Addiction can also lead to distraction, which is also a very important negative. When you use social media you are out of contact with the entire world. Which also means you’re probably not doing your homework. The distraction of anything can lead to unproductivity.

These are all negatives of social media. So next time you want to post a photo, think twice about who it will affect and how it will affect them.

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