Saturday, January 31, 2015

Teens on Social Media - A short brief

Social media
Social network sites play an important role in the lives of many people. According to the single person’s thoughts, 60 % of 13-17 years old people have at least one profile on social networking sites and the most of them use more than 2-3 hour per day on social networking site. Social networking sites give opportunities to teenagers who participate with them but on the other hand there are also some sort of risk and it is important for parent to help their children use these sites wisely. There are some benefits like staying connected with friends, develops new social contact, sharing your personal  expressions such as art work, music and political view. It may also involve some risk at the same point like sharing photos or videos, vulnerability to the adults and most important it reduces the amount of physically activity. The overall point which we  about to discuss is about to explore the attitude, behaviour, opinion, knowledge of young people in regarding to the use of internet , social networking site and the  risk involved using internet. The growth of online social networking sites is increasing day by day and the result of the growth of social networking is that is reflected to the increasing number of children and young  people who take part in social network. No doubt, Internet plays a progressively role in the lives of children and young people as they grow older. Overall children, young people lead very busy lives with school and doing different activities. On the other hand, the use of internet will increase with their age .Internet is a source of entertainment, information and education. By using internet, the use of social networking there are many websites that exist on the internet but Facebook is the most popular around the whole world. Children and young people engage three main types of people via social networking, these are include their immediate friend who they have relationship with their Facebook community, then acquaintances, friends of friends where they may not personally know and random add. This seems the smallest group of children and young people interact with. Basically the use of social network for both children and young people is a tool for communication. They spend much of their time thinking about, talking to, and interacting with their friendship groups. The internet can also provide an idea for relaxation and entertainment when at home but we mentioned above young children are very busy. Most important of all through social networking, it becomes a universal means of interaction that almost all teenagers are taking part in. 

Teens on social media

As a result, frequency of internet use clearly increases with age. According to broad age group 8-9 year old tend to be very limited. Mostly used these websites during this age interval like Disney, Hannah Montana, firm etc. Their internet use is closely supervised by their parents. In 10-12 years old, children used as a resource for information as well as entertainment. They mostly used parent’s phones for games, watching videos, listening song. The most common was iPod touch. In the age of 13-14, children use their laptop or some family laptop mostly in their bedrooms. Their internet use has become largely a private affair without any family involvement. Mostly used Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Google site on a regularly basis. Parent must have monitoring their children’s behavior and their internet use. In the age of 15-17 year old, teenagers are completely and independently engaged with the internet. They have their own laptops, iPods, and internet enable phones. They access the internet and different sites without any permission of parents. Most of the children are very active in playing games on the internet. Parents should have awareness how to protect their children from online monsters. Teens are bullied and lack of self-awareness increasing day by day due to ignorance of parents. Bundle of monitoring software are available on internet, parents can download spy software to monitor and pay vital role in term of online protections of their kids.