Facebook: How It’s Affecting Teenage Girls

20 May

A big part of our generation is technology. Within technology we have unlimited talk, text, and of course, Facebook. Facebook is becoming more and more easily accessible. If you thought you were addicted before, now that you have the Facebook App on your cellphone, there’s literally no escaping it. So how can we get our little sisters, cousins, or friends to understand that constantly stalking people’s page and uploading our entire lives isn’t the way to go? Well, we probably can’t but we can at least be aware of it ourselves.

Once most teenage girls enter the world of Facebook, the only world that exists is the world of Facebook. The real world doesn’t matter anymore. School doesn’t matter unless they can “check-in” on Facebook. Friends don’t matter unless they write on your wall. Relationships don’t matter unless they’re listed on your profile page.

Facebook has become a place to post things in order for approval. But what happens if you post something and get disapproval instead? This is the start of a terrible cycle that has affected thousands of teenage girls. They post a picture in which they think they look cute. A few hours later, they still don’t have any comments or “likes”. A million thoughts race through their mind...Does this mean I’m not cute? What’s wrong with me? Should I post more pictures so that people can like them (or like me)?

Am I exaggerating? I wish I was.

Maybe if I don’t get any “likes” on my blog, I’ll stop blogging…just kidding.


2 Responses to “Facebook: How It’s Affecting Teenage Girls”

  1. Ron Costa May 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM #

    Very well put Ashley. There is no denying that the internet is loaded with tons of valuable information and has many positive uses. But society, as a whole, seems more focused on what’s on your facebook page, rather than what’s in your heart. Bravo on your blog and I hope your message is received in the spirit its intended. Thanks, RC

    • ashleykervabon92 May 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM #

      Thank you. Hopefully you can read our proposal we just posted. It’s still a work in progress but we want people to be familiar with our cause.

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