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The Problems of Social Media

Picture of popular social media apps
Grace
Picture of popular social media apps

 

Almost five billion people have social media, but there are underlying problems that not many people know about.

 

Not only can social media sites increase anxiety and depression, but they are also very distracting for teens. Kids have a short attention span, so something addictive like social media can take their attention away from homework and toward their phones. Since social media grasps the attention of teens, they can be occupied by it for hours at a time, usually late at night. This can then lead to grades dropping because of how tired they are. 

 

Also, in school, the kids who don’t have social media might feel left out or lonely. On apps like Snapchat, kids who aren’t added to group chats feel left out and upset. Kids without TikTok can feel left out because they might not know the ‘latest trend.’ Even without social media, it can still have a negative effect on kids.

 

Of course, social media is not all bad, it can teach kids lessons and let them discover new things, but the negative aspects outweigh the positive ones.

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Grace R., Editor
Grace is a seventh grader at Wellington Landings Middle School She enjoys the journalism class. She loves to do cheerleading and diving. She also likes to hang out with her friends, pets, and family.

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    Andrew PetlevNov 28, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Impressive drawing!

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