Facebook can be simply defined as a social network site which facilitates communications. Look around, you can see how most teens spend their time time sitting with smart phones in their hand, scrolling through news feed on facebook. This website can be beneficial in several aspects, but it also has disadvantages, especially to teenagers. Facebook can cause teenagers to lack in social skill, have serious health problems, and have bad time management.
Firstly, facebook makes teenagers lack in social skill. Notice how most teenagers prefer communicating with their friends online instead of going outside and actually meet each other. Even if they are all gathering together, they will still have their phones in their hand to check their facebook notifications. Social skills are essential for everyone especially when working. But by spending too much time on facebook, teenagers are unable to develop their social skill because instead of talking to an individual, they sat all day, facing computer and phone screen all day long playing facebook. So, facebook results in less face-to-face interactions, causing teens to lack in social skill.
Secondly, facebook can cause serious health problems among teenagers. Teenagers should be healthy in order to have a good and long life. Teens will have the tendency to broadcast everything about their life on facebook. Staring on computer and phone screen for too long will cause poor eyesight. Sitting all day playing facebook and added up with bad eating habits will also cause obesity among teenagers. To make it worse, studies also show that this social website also increase the rate of depression, anxiety, and physical stress due to lack of sleep among teenagers. Hence, facebook affects health among teens negatively.
Lastly, facebook also cause teenagers to have bad time management. Instead of working on their assignments, they choose to procrastinate and go online on facebook. Posting pictures, playing games, chatting and many more, these will have them to spend hours of time, leaving no time for their studies.