The Effects of Social Media on Students


Rylea Sanning

Teens are spending more time than ever on social media, and it plays a big role in all of our lives, many of us spend hours a day scrolling and looking threw social media but we never think about how it has effects on us. Social media can have positive and negative effects on us.

Our phones and the media are great sources of news, entertainment, and connection with others we can use them for research, and many other helpful things.

Using social media also comes with negative effects though too especially on teens, distracting them, disrupting their sleep, and exposing them to bullying, rumor spreading, unrealistic views of other people’s lives, and peer pressure. Social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.

Limiting the time you spend on your phone and social media is a good recommendation for one’s mental health especially in teens. Turn focuses towards more active activities like going on a walk, signing up to volunteer, or going out with your friends instead of talking to them threw a screen.