This debate topic was one that I was pretty certain I wouldn’t flop view points on. As much as both groups had excellent presentations & made very good points, I remained the same through-out majority of the debate. Unfortunately I do think social media is ruining childhood for many children & it is something I feel quite passionate about. I do not yet have my own children, but I am already nervous for the day that they are of age to get devices and use social media. I have a lot of fear of what social media is doing for our future generations. There is so much that they do that relies on technology.
In the “Social Media is Destroying An Entire Generation of Kids” article, there is a quote that is quite disturbing to me. It states that, “Heavy social media usage for young girls is correlated more strongly with anxiety and depression than heroin use”. The fact that this is a statement to even exist, makes my stomach hurt. What are we doing to our children & our future generations? Children need to be protected & often times don’t realize the harm or danger that something is causing. Children needs to be given their innocence back, I want them to enjoy the freedom of thinking everything is easy & simple.
I mentioned earlier that I just recently deleted all my social media. This is honestly because I believe there is more harm than good when it comes to social media, especially at the young age of children. It gives such a false representation of lives and expectations. I would see friends post about how perfect and incredible their lives are and then hear the stories of frustration or struggles in person. I’m not judging anyone for how they choose to post, but can you imagine if children only see the good & ‘bragging’ moments from social media, but struggle with understanding why their lives don’t feel ‘perfect’. Children shouldn’t be comparing, childhood should be simple!
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