I’m a girl who isn’t allowed to have Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. I have an email, Skype, Google Hangouts, (all contacts = friends, and people I know), and then Google + where I follow only my friends.
Yes, it’s true, I have not really dealt with this problem.
No, it’s not true that I don’t know the serious effects of the media.
I do know the effects of social media and I have seen it, sadly.
Let’s take this one by one, shall we?
First, we will talk about each social media, what you see, what you don’t see, how the social media works, too; then we will wrap it up and talk about the effects.
Snapchat is a big thing nowadays. You can send messages/pictures/videos to certain people that disappear after they are viewed. (First, I think this is weird, but whatever).
People can send perfect vacation pictures.
People can send the best-looking part of their day, the cleanest part of their house, they can take pictures in their best clothes, and when everyone is happy.
What you don’t see?
The bad attitude.
The two years no vacation time.
I love talking politics but it can rough on Facebook. Plus, the perfect pictures just like Snapchat where you don’t see the person’s problems, just the benefits of the life they lead. Negativity is a big hit on Facebook, let’s be real.
Ah, yes, Insta! Pictures and short videos with words you can put and backgrounds and all that fun stuff; again, perfect pictures and no problems. Insta isn’t really known to get negative, but it can.
Okay, I have Pinterest, and I love it. I’ve seen some bad words and immodest clothing/references on there, though, and for young people who are not firm in their rules for modesty, not saying atrocious words every other line, and all of that other stuff, it can be a problem.
You see cute ideas.
But, you also see the bad stuff that comes with it.
I know the phrase ‘keep the good, leave the bad…’ and I’ve used it, but sometimes (for some ages spiritually) you just don’t need to.
I’m really careful on Pinterest and you can make a pin “Hide” if it is not appropriate, which is an upside.
Social Media Effects/What They Mean:
- Perfect lives/pictures/attitudes/house/clothes
- Negativity Rules
What Those Effects Do To You:
- You become dissatisfied with who you are and what you have and truly start believing you are the only one that deals with the problems you’re facing.
- You start thinking your house isn’t nice enough and your clothes aren’t expensive enough.
- You start becoming more secular and coveting, (breaking the tenth commandment), constantly and can’t seem to stop thinking about it.
- You start faking your entire life, you start not being yourself just to get in the cool crowd.
Some of those things can be the worst that happens, but usually, it is a slow process, and you need to be aware of what’s going on inside you, girl.
So, Can I Have Social Media?
Yes, you can have social media. Now, before you “X” out of this post just listen to me really quick:
You can have social media, you just don’t need to be jumping in as soon as you are allowed to get it, have limits on how much time you spend on there.
Know that the media is fake 1/2 the time, and accept that. Sometimes you just post something and don’t realize what you are doing, it’s reasonable not to want to share the heartbreaking moment a second ago! Just be careful and keep your heart guarded. 🙂
I hope this was helpful to you and you enjoyed this post.