How Social Media Affects Our Child’s Brain

by Debra Sims .

tTalk about the teen age brain. It could be a mystery to many adults especially to parents raising teens in their homes. So what exactly is going on in a teen’s brain? CBC news covered a news report that interviewed a number of teens in the US and in Canada. Researchers have used social media to try to understand what’s going on in a teen’s brain.

What’s important to teenagers in this present generation?

From being part of the crowd which is the most response of teenagers from past generations when internet was not yet introduced, to being rich and famous. Money has pushed itself to number 1 these days for people just in their teen years, practically still a child to even worry about money.

Now, teens are more concerned with who liked their videos, or their photos. They feel bad when they gain no likes. They feel having likes is becoming “in”. They gain a good feeling when someone liked their photos and all together fame comes along with it.

From generation to generation, values have changed from family oriented and community values, it has turned to being money and fame oriented. Why because they are exposed to these types of values. It’s not just in social media, it’s on TV and it’s the talk of the town. So being famous has pushed itself to being the number 1 value most teens look at today.

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The downside of social media?

While social media brings about the fame they want, it also brings heart break, bullying and caused lost of lives. How many teens committed suicide because of bullying? How many teens were abused through the course of social media?

What happens to the teen’s brain when overexposed to technologies like internet, mobile phones and other devices that encourage social media?

The area of the brain where day dreaming happens and the child learns empathy is blocked with continuous use of external devices such as the social media, this area of the brain becomes only active when a person does nothing. Practically taking a moment to enjoy the clouds and perhaps day dream.

These days, kids are constantly on the go, engaged with their devices that day dreaming hardly have a room for the active teen whose life surrounded by social media and other forms of technology.