Negative effects of Social media

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28 February 2016

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1.Intro – Negative Effects of social media

A. Raise your hand if you use any type of social media? I.e.: twitter Facebook Instagram (Get audience involved)
B. Negative effects of social media
C. I am going to inform you of things you might not know about the harmful effects of social media D. This topic can affect you in your social life & physiologically.
E. Today I am going to focus on the negative effects on you and social skills, the effect on your relationship& beauty.

2. Body
A. Changing who you are
– laziness
– becoming more of an introvert, if you are already more of an introvert you are basically losing all social skills

B. Relationship
– becoming addicted to social media
– Ruining relationships professional and intimate

C. Pre conceived idea of “beauty”
– promoting conform
– suggest drastic unhealthy ways to “fit in” i.e.: thigh gap epidemic

3. Conclusion
A. (review A-C)
B. Reinforce negative the effects
C. social life & physiologically.
D. I hope you all have a better understanding and realize how effective interacting really is to a person. After all we depend on it…

Works Cited

Taylor, Julia. The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World. Print.

Jung, Brian. “” . N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. . Tennant, Kyle. Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox .
Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012. Print.
Gilbert, Roberta. Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way
of Thinking About Human Interactions. Canada:
John Wiley & Sons Inc., Print.

Informative Speech

Who here by a show of hands has any type of social media or gets on the internet on a daily basis? Now I wonder how many of the same people who raised their hand knows the reality of the negative effects of social media. Today I hope to show something you never really would have thought twice about. Although this doesn’t seem like a big deal trust me when I say this can affect you socially physiologically. More specific to the negative effects on you and your social skills, the effect on relationships personal and professional, and beauty in an image obsessed world.

The term “social media” is an oxymoron. There is nothing social about tapping into cyberspace. The addictive activity doesn’t promote real interaction with other human beings. It isolates individuals. Engaging in social media is the opposite of being social. The dictionary defines this as “relating to or involving activities in which people spend time talking to each other or doing enjoyable things with each other.” Being social means enjoying the companionship of friends and associates. It means forming cooperative and interdependent relationships, preferring community to living alone. But those who live for social media connections don’t need community in the traditional sense. They can text, email, tweet, and post by themselves. They can connect with Facebook “friends” and never leave home. Actual face-to-face conversation with actual eye contact is unnecessary. Instant messaging makes personal contact irrelevant.

The book Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox by Kyle Tennant

“Now let’s be clear I have Facebook account and I check it 3 to 5 times daily so I haven’t given up on social medial entirely but what I have come to see is that one of the dominant cultural metaphors of our time is not to be trusted nor is it to be lauded. In fact it may be our generation’s greatest enemy. Though social media promise us relationships and community, they may in truth be promising a lie. “

This could clearly be linked to the dangers of false relationship online social media can bring also can be known as cat fish. We as human being need real human interaction to have any type of communication or social skills. An article called -The Negative Effect of Social Media on Society and Individuals by Brian Jung, says that social media gives us a false sense of connection and decreased productivity in the workplace.

A False Sense of Connection

According to Cornell University’s Steven Strogatz, social media sites can make it make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media. By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections, he fears, will weaken. Decreased Productivity

while many businesses use social networking sites to find and communicate with clients, the sites can also prove a great distraction to employees posted two studies which demonstrated damage to productivity caused by social networking

Social media is causing us as humans to have very little to no real interaction. I think Roberta M. Gilbert says it best in her book about human interaction called “Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking about Human Interactions”. She says that It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of human relationship. If love does not make the world go, then surely relationships do.

Now im sure we all know or someone have heard of the effects of social media and how if creates an unhealthy body image. In the book -The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World by Julia V. Taylor MA it states that “Like most teens; you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn’t feel good enough? Whether it’s online, on TV, or in magazines, images of thin, beautiful—and often Photo shopped—young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to be “perfect.”

Hope that you take away a new idea of how social media is really affecting you, whether it be social skills ruining and relationship or giving yourself a bad body image, you now have a better knowledge of how it can affect you and other people around you.

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