Wherever you are in the world, you'll still have access to social media. Social media has become part of everyone's life.
But it has had the biggest impact on young people, for whom social media acts like oxygen they can't live without.
Although the main purpose of social media is to connect people socially, it also has some dark sides, such as deteriorating the mental health of young people, which we can read more about in the article "I didn't have social media as a child. My anorexia would have killed me if I had" by Kevin Frazier.
The article contains a structured composition, where the author at the beginning talks about his own experiences with deteriorating mental health, for example in the first paragraph he mentions:
“As a fourth-grader, I had one goal in life: to weigh less than 65 pounds. My fixation on starving myself came from an internal drive to remain thin.
So thin. At any cost. At all costs”. He then explains the problem of social media's impact on young people's mental health by citing an expert source:
“Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a 53-page public advisory Tuesday on the state of youth mental health in America. I
t contained devastating news: “Many researchers argue that digital technologies can expose children to bullying, contribute to obesity and eating disorders, trade off with sleep, encourage children to negatively compare themselves to others, and lead to depression, anxiety, and self-harm”.
In addition, he also mentions some of the possible solutions to these problems, such as:
“By removing phones at schools, the two pointed out that students can experience a daily period of freedom from a major source of distraction, social pressure and anxiety”.
Finally, he again mentions about his personal experience of writing: “I’m alive because I never found a community that gave me the encouragement to starve myself …
my track coach expressing concern to my parents, my best friend’s mom querying why my PB&Js went untouched, my siblings seeing