Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and social media apps that are based around pictures has created a problem within our society. Everyday people post pictures to share what they choose. Teens in our world struggle to find confidence in themselves if they are insecure about their body or if they just think they are not up to average compared to everyone else. This problem is historically seen in girls involved in social media than guys. Technology has made teens put their life on social media and want to “show off” their best qualities. Having low self esteem can lead to depression, eating disorders, or trauma. This problem is not heard about so often due to the fact people do not want to share what they don’t like about themselves. As our society continues to develop around technology and social media this problem is guaranteed to become relevant. Social media almost “evaluates” people who make accounts and it gives them a virtual first impression of a person, even if you have not met them before. This is a difficulty children go through when continuously looking at themselves and everyone else within the social media app. When reading an article on kidshealth.org, a study had found that kids around age 13, kids with higher posts, tend to look more negatively about themselves. Young kids see unrealistic images over social media which creates unrealistic standards in their heads. This problem is partially due to what people see online, everyday. I hope this problem can become to the attention of parents/adults before it is one we cannot fix.
Simon Sinek – is an optimist who has “discovered remarkable patterns” about how great leaders, and great organizations think, act and communicate in similar ways. He is well known for his Ted Talk “Why” in 2009. This video is the third most watched video on the website with 40 million views. He is the author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, Find Your Why, and The Infinite Game. Simon has been researching and learning about many great leaders and how they became so successful. He focuses on human decision making and how different people can have different ways of life and still all be successful. His website is, https://startwithwhy.com/about/?ref=mainNav and is focused on leadership, culture and team bonding. We haven’t seen the movie yet and would love to see how he fits in!
SIMON SINEK – Twitter: @simonsinek
TED TALK: https://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_sinek
One problem that is crucial to kids growing up in todays society, is cyber bullying. In the world today, two and a half billion people own a smart phone. Within a smart phone the user has access to multiple social media apps, right at their fingertips. This problem is focused around young kids and teenagers due to the fact we use our phones for almost everything. This is a problem that goes unnoticed frequently that should be getting more attention from adults. This issue is scary because only 1 in 10 victims will inform someone of cyber bullying after it happens. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online and 1 out of 4 of them it has happened several times. This is one of the most important issues in todays society due to the fact that technology is advancing and being involved in our everyday life. As kids become older they need to realize the importance of words and how they can affect someone even behind a screen. In the video attached below, cyber bullying described even more in depth and gives tips to prevent the problem.