of the Sentinel Konah
Technology is a changing idea that constantly affects how we function as a society. Children born into this society are constantly destroyed by the constant fact that social media and technology have on their mind.
Snapchat is an app that shows pictures for a limited amount of time before going away forever. You can chat with people conventionally using text or you can chat using pictures and chat that stay up for an allotted amount of time. It also has a video chat option.
It is one of many apps that has reached massive attention in the past couple of years. This app helps communicate with others using pictures and fast paced actions. It is made for convenience and ease, but something else may have come along with it.
With a rise in social media prominence, kids and teens are taking to staying out of the sun and are spending more time on the computer. It is a sweeping issue preventing people from getting out and meeting new people. A huge part of being a person is being able to talk and converse in person. When 100 million people are using Facebook and Instagram a month, it is hard to get out and interact with each other.
The large part of this is what it does in the long run. If a teen stays and uses social media, they don’t experience real contact. That is what a person needs to do if they are to help build not only relationships, but themselves.
This can lead to social anxiety and depression if they don’t reflect on how they are acting around others.
A person feeling different could be the end result of something much worse. When a developing teen is subjected to a tough social situation, it can make them feel unwanted or useless.
With social media, there isn’t that fear of being humiliated if you can hide behind a profile.
Social media can also have another terrible use: blackmail. Blackmail is a great way to turn someone into nothing by spreading rumors and lies about a person to ruin their reputation.
This small act can destroy a person from the inside and that is not what social media should be used for.
In a world where a teen stays indoors and works to take the perfect selfie or tries to get the most followers, there is no real human interaction. A sad sight for such an advanced society.