effects of social media on youth
I need some assistance with these assignment. effects of social media on youth Thank you in advance for the help! According to a study sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union, social media has become the most used medium for interaction among young people. However, the study also showed that its popularity has also contributed to declining of morals among the youth and an increase in the number of vices among young people. The use of social media has, directly and indirectly, contributed to an increase in the viewing of pornographic content among young people and a tendency to practice what they see online. Based on various researches, incidences of students and children viewing pornographic material in school and at home have increased two-fold since 2005 when social media started taking over interpersonal communications online. Prior to that, there were other social media platforms such as AOL’s messengers that sought to exploit young people’s eagerness to interact with each other more privately than before. Social media provided the perfect avenue for them to do this.
The increase in usage of pornographic content is primarily a consequence of two factors. The first one is that the youth are spending more time alone than ever before. Parents and minders have become busier, with many parents placing careers ahead of family time and raising their children. As a result, by the time they are five, children in some countries know how to use mobile phones and the social media applications that come with them. By the time they are teenagers, these children are so used to social media and since their parents are not around to check what they are doing, they can view whatever they want. .