Bad influencers on social media
Young people and social networks
Our life as seen through social networksAs the animals that we are, we have the need to be accepted in the group: we need to belong. With social networks, that acceptance is marketed in the form of likes. "So what's the problem?" some will say. "Isn't it, after all, another form of belonging? There have always been some people more popular than others." The problem is that now popular and unpopular, belonging and rejection have no end. They can perpetuate themselves in a way that we are not able to anticipate. We have no control over it, nor can we anticipate the consequences. Both the good and the bad can be transformed. The rules of the game keep changing and building patterns becomes extremely complicated. Lives are shown that do not correspond to reality. Networks are full of idealized "I's" that only show a selected part of themselves. Life "serves" to show it, and networks are the showcase. As a consequence, we may forget to enjoy it. Moreover, when we show it, we tend to show only the most virtuous part -what we like or will be admired-, but not our defects. And all that window dressing has an impact and sets standards and references for society; references that are biased or deviated from reality.
What is the bad influence of social networks?
Social networks can be harmful because they encourage constant comparison and limit in-person communication, often leading to increased feelings of depression, anxiety, impaired body image, and loneliness.
How do social networks influence human beings?
The influence of social networks allows us to learn collaboratively and involves spaces for information exchange that encourages cooperation, and also allows us to have more knowledge about new technologies and thus perceive and process information in the field of education.
Commentary on social networks
In this context, there are different didactic resources suitable for the introduction and acquisition of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, etc. A reflection on the didactic resources that favor the learning of new competences and a proposal about the new roles that teachers and students should adopt in the face of new technologies is shown, emphasizing the process of obtaining, processing, synthesis and communication of information, in addition to the analysis of the circumstances surrounding the use of such technologies. The influence of social networks allows collaborative learning and involves information exchange spaces that encourage cooperation, and also allows us to have more knowledge about new technologies and thus perceive and process information in the field of education. It allows us to understand the relationship between the concept of learning styles that different authors have constructed and what students develop when using tools such as social networks.
The Dangers of Social Networking
We know little about the dynamics of teen dating relationships; but what we do know is that what happens in adolescence, including intimate partner violence, can have devastating consequences in their lives now and in the future.
Social norms also discourage third parties from intervening when a couple is experiencing situations of excessive control or violence, which contributes to the couple's failure to seek help and their isolation from their support networks. Other risk factors identified are limited access to sexual and reproductive health services, unequal power relations within the couple, social isolation, lack of family members or caregivers to turn to, and having suffered violence in childhood.
In this context, it is disconcerting to learn from research that while most adolescents aspire to relationships based on trust, respect and love, they have no guidance to achieve this. Opportunities to learn and critically reflect on their sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality, interpersonal communication skills, and self-efficacy, which would help them recognize their own preferences and desires, and communicate them to their partners assertively and without aggression, are scarce. They also do not receive comprehensive sexuality education to be able to navigate their first relationships in a consensual, safe and non-coercive manner.
El país redes sociales
En este artículo se analiza la relación entre los recuerdos traumáticos y las habilidades para afrontarlos. Los recuerdos traumáticos son difíciles de integrar en la historia vital del superviviente y pueden interferir significativamente en el funcionamiento social, educativo y laboral. Desde un punto de vista psicopatológico, se distingue entre recuerdos normales y traumáticos. Se analizan las habilidades de afrontamiento adaptativas para hacer frente a los recuerdos traumáticos, como la evitación cognitiva, la exposición terapéutica a los recuerdos traumáticos o el perdón. Pero también existen afrontamientos desadaptativos, como la nostalgia, los sentimientos de odio y venganza o las conductas autodestructivas, que deben tenerse en cuenta para explicar las dificultades de recuperación en algunos pacientes. Por último, se examinan las estrategias cognitivas de regulación de las emociones y el papel de la resiliencia y el crecimiento postraumático en algunos pacientes para hacer frente a los recuerdos traumáticos. Se comentan las implicaciones de este estudio para futuras investigaciones en este campo.
La memoria es la capacidad de fijar, conservar y evocar las vivencias que una persona acumula en su vida. Sin embargo, la codificación de la información no es casi nunca como una grabación fotográfica. Los recuerdos no constituyen una reconstrucción, sino una representación del pasado. La importancia de la memoria radica en que nos permite relacionar el presente con el pasado y proyectar hacia el futuro nuestros pensamientos e ideas (Uzer & Brown, 2017).