Social Media Effects

Tarynn Schoening, Reporter

Social Media has had many effects on people, positive and negative. Social media has been a good way to connect with people and talk to friends and family.

It has also been a way to cyberbully, body shame, and make people feel bad about themselves, but it has also been a way to lift each other up and make them feel better about each other. 

A big positive associated with social media is that it is easier to make a large number of friends within a short time only. Just a few years ago, it wasn’t really easy to connect with many people, until and unless you were extremely outgoing and could make conversations with almost everyone you would just meet.

On the other side, more time spent on social media can lead to cyberbullying, social anxiety, depression, and exposure to content that is not age-appropriate. For some people, social media can be addicting and it takes time away from spending time with family or friends. Social media can also give you self image issues and make you see yourself in bad ways.

Overall being on the internet can have many negative effects but it also has many good sides to it.