Social Media and the Teenager

As a teenager there are many pressures to deal with. The social and academic pressures of school life, and perhaps the pressure to leave school to the other, agree, accept, accept, study, and keep the family happy with your progress are all possible considerations.

Then, of course, there may be pressure at home, family fears, problems with siblings and personal issues that often accompany a teenager; a sense of difference, uncertainty about themselves, comparing themselves to others, fear of being absent.

Social media are a natural part of life for many people whose statistics are regularly reported about its use. Analysts say we check our mobile phones every 12 minutes and spend an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on the Internet, mostly on sites owned by Google and Facebook.

While it is important to be connected to the outside world, there are also troubling aspects of the Internet, especially about social media that cause concern about their impact on adolescents.

Social communication can be a force for good or bad. Chatrooms and forums can be a great place for someone who does not feel lonely and alone, without anyone talking about how you feel. Finding reassurance, answers to questions from people with similar problems can prevent the teenager from feeling lonely and alone isolated.

It can also help us reach unexpected audiences and reach people we have never been able to introduce ourselves to, and thus, to their friends. We have the potential with social media to speak to a wide audience, a community of like-minded people.

But there are other aspects of social communication are not very rosy. A degree of caution must be exercised. Living in a virtual world where we constantly check our phones can convince us that the Internet is the real world, where the things we see and tell us are the truth.

That is why it is important that

- Choose who to follow carefully and identify their agenda. Be alert to the risks of taking care of someone who is not or who claims to encourage you to do things you do not approve of. Or may be aimed at becoming influential, or allied to certain products, gradually entering and interfering with certain goods or services, developing new followers and managing sales courts primarily. Undo and note what really happens.

- Remember it's your call, you can cancel if you want to. If nothing is right for you or you're not happy with what you see regularly, you can choose to unlink and stop it. If you see posts that you do not like, bother you, or affect you negatively or do not worry about your confidence in the intestines and ban them. It is your device, your media stream; close the door and do not allow it to enter.

- Limit your time on the Internet, and use that time more efficiently. Yes, you may see your family on the Internet as a key element of your life, a genuine and supportive relationship. It's the only place you can be yourself and you need to keep that in your life, but personal relationships between two people are also important. Many people work and shop and manage their lives increasingly over the Internet, so it can provide less and less reason to leave home. But relationships, learning to interact with others, developing social skills, and understanding yourself better, all require some movement away from devices and engaging in direct communication.

- Learn about other people and try spontaneously and the diversity of life. Integrate personal development and growth by accepting that sometimes things may not go well. You may make mistakes, refuse, and look ridiculous. This is good, it is part of life and an important way of development and maturity as a person.

Take responsibility and decide not to spread negative gossip on your social media feed. Commitment to share good news only. You may think that one person alone can not make a big difference, but when each of us takes a stand, we can spray the sun in our little corner of the world. Be a person who shares positive, good results and happiness. Influence, perhaps in a simple way, in feeding your social media, your world, your audience.

- Step out of your comfort zone. Join a class, gym, and group. Visit the same places regularly and you'll find that you start interviewing the same people. Get used to making an effort, wear smarter clothes, and need to instantly reappear - a different set of skills required in modern offline life. Challenge yourself every day.

In the same way you found your place and accepted it online, remember to put an initial finger in the offline world and allow yourself to identify many of those who share your concerns and insecurities on an equal footing. Watch how others act together, pick up some hints and advice, so learn different ways to contribute to conversations

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