Teenagers, also called “screenager”, do not know a time without social media or WIFI, as they are born at the era of smart phone and they are the real digital generation. For them, social media seems more like a way to connect people together. It is likely that they have realized the mistakes of their older generation like “over-sharing”, especially when social media emerge. In other words, they enjoy more social media benefits, but less negative points.
In the following, let’s look at the positive impacts of social media on teenagers.
1.Helps Teenagers Build Good Relationships with Friends
According to a study, people online are trusted more than twice than people offline Take Facebook for example, users are trusted more online and therefore have a more closer relationship. This indicates how social media exert a positive effect on teenagers by helping them to create closer friendships.
2.Teenagers are More Informed About Current Events
The world is becoming smaller by social media. With the help of social media, teenagers are able to know what happens all over the world. Therefore, social media make teenagers more informed about current events. What’s more, they can develop their own opinions and thoughts through hearing from voices from all parties.
3. Get Better Social Skills Apparently, communication on social media is different from face-to-face communication in real life. Teenagers can get more social skills by using social media. They can learn how to connect with others who they cannot contact without social platforms. Actually, surveys indicate that social platforms have positive impact on friendships.
4. Make Teenagers Up to Speed with Technology
Clearly, social media make our teenagers up to speed with technology in a way most of their parents or even previous generations never will be. They can quickly grasp the newest changes in technological advances as well as the latest gadgets. Nowadays teenagers can understand complicated ideas in technology compared with earlier generations, and they feel more comfortable and relaxed with revolutionary ideas and technologies.
Teenagers get used to social media, and they would like to stay in touch with their families and friends via social platforms. As a result, they enjoy benefits more from social platforms than their elder generations. Will this tendency keep on in their later parts of life? It is hard to say. Let time tell.