YANA'S WISE ADVICE FOR TECH-HEADS
DOES humanity come with an autocorrect option? It has come to my attention that social media has been used way too frequently.
Our world is coming to an end with Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Skype! Can you name any more social media sites that are destroying our society?
The most common time to use a mobile is between 5–8pm. This is family time! How disappointing!
You’re wasting your time socialising on the media while you could be spending it with the ones before you – this is just inconsiderate. How can these touchscreens make us lose touch? We sit behind the digital screens to communicate to the people who are so far away but feel yet so close. Do you have a lot of followers? I bet you don’t know them all. Why has the goal of life become about having the most friends/followers and ‘likes’?
While we may have long friend-lists, so many of us are friend-less.
Human interaction is becoming less important.
For example; you are having a meaningful conversation with a friend. “Ring, ring” your phone is ringing. What do you do? Nine out of 10 people will pick up the phone and leave the current conversation just to answer the phone.
Brain preoccupied people! Are we letting the media control us and rule our lives? Our behaviour towards social media is just like a dog on a bone – obsessive! You check your sites before you close your eyes and as soon as you open them. Am I correct? You’re probably sick of hearing, “Go outside and kick a ball” but when you are hearing such comments they’re really meaning do something other than socialising on the media.
Can you believe that the average person checks their phone up to nine times an hour!
This then equals 110 times a day and up to about four years of your whole entire life! This is absurd! A waste of precious time, just like it never existed at all.
I may come across as hypocritical as I am also guilty of overusing my devices.
However it is through my personal experiences that I have become aware of, and am concerned by, these damaging issues.
I hope that my resource here has provided you with insights into the negative consequences of social media.
Step out of your nonexistent world and immerse yourself in reality.
SPEAKING UP: Goodwood State School student Yana Holmes, 12, Year 7.