Youth dependence on social networks
The Internet in the modern information world has firmly entered our lives. The advantages of this communication method are indisputable. Most popular with Internet users have won all sorts of social networks.
These networks make it possible to communicate at a distance with each other, solve business issues, hold conferences, and so on.
For schoolchildren, a social network is a tool for communication and self-expression.
Very often, adolescents fall into a strong dependence on them. You must have heard the expression: “Classmates are like a refrigerator, you know that you are empty, but you still open it ten times.” So in schoolchildren, first curiosity, and then not tear them away from the monitor.
Among adolescents, there is a game “Who will make more friends?”. The number of “friends” comes to five thousand or more. Why so much? It is well known that the circle of acquaintances of any person is about two hundred people, close friends – five or ten. A person simply does not remember more than 500 people. Having 2000 friends as a friend, the teenager will still feel lonely. Really communicate even online, he will be able with a limited number of people. In addition, it annoys some network users. It is good if none of the strangers whom the teenager invited to “friends” writes in detail and frankly what he thinks of such proposals.
Schoolchildren, at the expense of parents’ money, increase their online status, give virtual gifts to their “friends”. With this money, he could buy a real gift, go to his friend and congratulate him on the holiday. But everything is possible on the network:
ponder the words that you write to a “friend”;
upload your best photos and at the same time sit shaggy with a dot from the marker on the forehead;
talk about events that were not there, but so want them to be;
create your world.
Excessive enthusiasm for social networks for the fragile psyche of the student can end badly. The child may stop communicating with peers, withdraw into himself. If the child already has complexes, they will develop with greater force. The child will forget how to communicate outside the network. Teenager will be difficult to adapt in life.
Try not to let your child become overly interested in social networks. Let him take from the network the best, but do not forget about the real world. The child must communicate not only through technology, but also live.