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Negative effects of social media on teens

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Nicole Jensen

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The use of social media as an adolescent can have a negative effect on your health and well being.
Negative Effects of Social Media on Teens
By: Nicole Jensen, Julie Burggraf, Fernanda Aguirre, Madison Dohring
What is Facebook?
"Facebook is a social networking service that lets you connect with friends, co-workers, and others who share similar interests or who have common backgrounds." (Cnet)
What is Twitter?
"Twitter is a social network and real-time communication service launched in 2006 and used by millions of people and organizations to quickly share and discover information."(socialmediatoday)
Depression due to social media
Negative effects of
Social Media

Attention Span
Obesity in relation to
social media
"A new study of 350 students from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland found that the more time they spent on Facebook, the less time they spent exercising, with an increasing tendency to opt out of team sports" (Forbes).
Crime associated with Facebook
Crime related to Facebook is reported to the police every 40 minutes
12,300 reports were filed in 2011
Crimes include:
Death threats
Cyberbullying in
Social Media
"Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles" (stopbullying.gov).
Through all of our research and findings we have come to the conclusion that social media is deleterious to the health and
well being of adolescents but is
still a vital aspect to
socialization of our
Work Cited
boyd, danah. “Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage
Social Life.” Gender, Race, and Class in Media. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2011.
Cohen, Jennifer. "Is Facebook Making You Fat?" Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 02 Jan. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. Available at:
"Cyberbullying." One in Three Online Teens Have Experienced Online Harassment. Girls Are More Likely to Be Victims, but Most Teens Say That They Are More Likely to Be Bullied Offline than Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"The Data Behind Why Social Media Marketing." ComLuv. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"A Facebook Crime Every 40 Minutes: From Killings to Grooming as 12,300 Cases Are Linked to the Site." Mail Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
Freccero, Carla. Popular Culture: An Introduction. New York: New York UP, 1999. Print.
Harald Weinreich, Hartmut Obendorf, Eelco Herder, and Matthias Mayer: “Not Quite the Average: An Empirical Study of Web Use,” in the ACM Transactions on the Web, vol. 2, no. 1 (February 2008), article 5
Lowensohn, Josh. "Newbie's Guide to Facebook." CNET News. CBS Interactive, 01 Aug. 2007. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"Negative Effects of Social Media On Adolescents." YouTube. YouTube, 10 May 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"Social Networks and Depression." Chicagotribune.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.
Stein, Joel "Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation" TIME Magazine 20 May 2013
"Study: Facebook Increases Depression." YouTube. YouTube, 20 Aug. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.
"Twitter 101: What Is Twitter Really About?" RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"Why Is Social Networking the Number One Online Activity in the U.S.?" Kim Beasley Consulting. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
"It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that
new forms of “reading” are emerging as users
“power browse” horizontally through titles,
contents pages and abstracts going for quick
wins. It almost seems that they go online
to avoid reading in the traditional sense."
Is it our generation?
First to grow up with technology
Millennial Generation
Always connected, one step ahead
Impression Management
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