Social Media and Teenagers

How they view their Digital Lives?

Social Media and Teenagers How they view their Digital Lives

What we teenagers think and what they are doing can be two completely different things. Especially when it comes to social media. A high school student who seems annoyed is chatting with his new best friend on important topics in Snapchat. A gamer can complain when you spend his internet time, but at the same time, he will be secretly released. And teenagers who aren’t adjusting to school may seem like the most popular star on YouTube. To find out what is really going on in the lives of teenagers on social media you have to look around it. Social Media has surveyed more than 1,100 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 using their latest research. They mainly focused on Social Media and Social Life. New Study Update 2019 Reservation Surprising new findings on teens and social media. The business issues that parents are most concerned about scamp making, frustration, and even popularity on Facebook. They rarely use this social network.

Today, 89% of teens have their own smartphones (compared to 41% in 2012). They grew up with Instagram Snapchat. They do their homework in Google classrooms. Getting sensitive support in teen forums, sharing poems on Tumblr, and saying “I prefer you” to tell you personally. Earlier, "the message is more likely to be read. But, its popularity among teenagers as well as concerns about the negative results of social media has increased. Reports of adolescent suicide, addiction, cyberbullying, and disabled social skills have been considered by many. It is not limited from parents to the technology industry only. Not as a cause of social problems, but as a possible contribution to the survey. This survey addresses some of these concerns and highlights the reasons why some children are being very affected in their digital world. Here are some key findings from this report.


Attracted To the Social Media

They can't stop. They don’t want to stop. 70% of teens use social media more than once a day (compared to 34% in 2012). Interestingly, most teens think that technology companies manipulate users to spend more time on their devices. Many of them feel that social media bothers them and their friends.

  • What can you do? They know that social media takes time to invest in important things but it is difficult for them to control their own use. So help them! Encourage them to be aware of how they feel before and after a session on social media. If a particular friend or topic annoys or discourages them, block that person or mute the thread. Challenge them to focus and concentrate on their work without being distracted for too long (use a stopwatch!))

Thoughts On Social Media

They think that social media is mostly positive. Very few teenagers say that using social media has a negative effect on how they feel about themselves. Many more say it has a positive effect. Twenty-five percent said social media made them feel less alone. Comparatively, 3 percent said it made them feel more alone. 18 percent said they felt good about themselves. But 4 percent said they felt bad. And 16 percent say it makes them less frustrated compared to 3 percent it makes them more frustrated.

  • What can you do? This is good news for teenagers, but it's important to check it out. Ask free questions about their lives on their social media: OK? Not so good? Do you want to change? And remember, social media is just one factor that can contribute to the well-being of children.

Management Over Social Media Uses

There is no middle ground for managing your cell phone and tablet. Many save the phone silently or in stores at important times. Such as when they go to bed, have dinner with others, visit family, or do homework, but many do not. A significant number of teens say they use their device "almost not." Or “never” silences or saves.

  • What can you do? If your teenager is one of those who can handle his or her own device properly, encourage him or her to continue. Otherwise, it establishes specific rules about the use of cell phones for the home. Schedule time (for example, when doing homework) and certain areas where cell phones cannot be used (such as bedrooms). Eat a few nights without a table device and make sure you follow the rules yourself.

Interests In Social Media

They use Snapchat and Instagram more. In 2012, Facebook completely dominated the use of social media among teenagers. Today, only 15 percent say it's their favorite place. When a 16-year-old teenager was asked in an interview with the Focus group to contact Facebook, she replied: "With my grandparents".

  • What can you do? Learn your child's favorite social media by reading reviews or downloading them yourself and playing with them. Ask your child to accept you as a friend on social networks, but don’t force him if he doesn’t want to. Instead, take the time to ask what's new on Snapchat and Instagram and share your feeds (walls) with them.

Silent Communication On Social Media

They personally prefer less talk and text messages like in 2012. Almost half of all teens said that their favorite way to communicate with friends is personally. Today, less than a third of them say so. But more than half of teens say social media takes them away from personal relationships and pays less attention to the people around them.

  • What can you do? It is important that you guide them and provide a good example of their regular use of the Internet. Keep your own phone (or better yet: put it in "don't bother" mode while you're with the kids). Encourage them to be more aware of their device usage, especially when they get confused and stop interacting with others. And if you think they need a break, ask them to disconnect from the phone for a while.

Poor Entry On Social Media

Weak teenagers need extra help. The issue of social communication is especially important in the lives of helpless teenagers. Basically who have humbled themselves in socially sensitive welfare. This group is more likely to say that they show a variety of negative reactions on social media (such as feeling bad about themselves when someone doesn't comment on their post or like their post). But they will probably say that there is a more positive impact on social media than a negative impact on them.

  • What can you do? You may not know if your teenager is weak. In fact, they do not know. Since all socially vulnerable teens can have a hard time, use your intuition to dig deeper if you think something seems to be happening. Help them take advantage of the good things on social media and reduce any that encourages a negative reaction. If your child is creative, support their efforts to share what they do online. As weak teens say that expressing through social media Very important.

Social Media Negativity

They have more contact with hate speech, but the use of cyberbullying is rare. Only 13 percent of teens claim to be victims of cyberbullying. But about two-thirds say they often come across hate speech (racist, sexist, homosexual, or hateful) through social media.

  • What can you do? Talk to your child about being part of the good news online. Explain that if he/she feels bad, you can like, share or support hate speech in any way, even if it seems like an anecdote. If your child finds out that someone is spreading hate messages, encourage them to block it, report it, or simply stop following it. Practice how to express disagreement with your child in a respectful and effective way. Encourage those who have been condemned for self-defense without engaging in wicked warfare.

Scope In Social Media

They express themselves creatively. More than one in four teenagers say that social media is extremely or very important for creative expression.

  • What can you do? Support it. There are some risks with your drawings, writings, etc. online. But it can be done safely and can help colleges, employers and mentors focus on adolescence. Whatever the platform, they were able to share things they like to use privacy settings, so he does not reveal himself to potential attackers. Tell him how to accept mature comments and criticism. And find out how you should protect their intellectual property. Who knows? Teenagers can pay off after your online efforts!

Adult supervision must be stable and permanent to protect children from being unprotected. For many parents, the participation of children in their social networks is a permanent concern and they do not always know how to handle it. Here Jocial suggests for teenagers and parents so that they can understand the effect of it. It is not all about making promotions over social media. But to make them concentrate on it. Parents and marketers should observe and secure all the platforms perfectly. So that children can safely and responsibly enjoy the benefits of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Isabelle Evans