Name: Vickie Collins-Libby
CMM 240 A – Spring ‘22
Date Due: 4/5/22
QCQ for _Instagram scandal_/Facebook still won’t give up Instagram for Kids_
Facebook/Instagram and teen girls.
Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)
We can debate the meaning of the word ‘addicted,” but the fact is that teens who go to the platform find it difficult and maybe sometimes impossible to stop,” said Blumanthal.
Comment (250-500 words)
Addiction takes hold of peoples lives. Tunnel vision to that one obsessive thing that the mind continues to circle around, over and over, like a continuous merry-go-round. I have known people with different addictions throughout my life. Smoking, alcohol, drugs, pot, ect… I navigated around it, trying not to step on any of those land mines. Trying to stay as far away from it as possible. Thankfully that worked for me, but teens have a different kind of addiction facing them. Once on Facebook or Instagram, it is so easy for their young minds to become addicted. Obsessed. This leads to moodiness, anxiety, highs, lows, depression and sometimes even self-harm.
How are parents supposed to protect their children from any addiction when something they don’t always see is going on? It can be very worrisome to parents. I don’t think the statistics in these articles are complete or could ever be complete, since not all the people they ask to take a survey, actually took the survey. I fear that the numbers may be much higher in the negative areas. I do not use Instagram, so I can’t speak about it, but I have used Facebook. Which can be addicting. An hour can go by in a flash, or two or three. How do we monitor the generations to come? Are there more Instagram and Facebook addictions since covid? Most teens have cell phones, Facebook and possibly even Instagram now. There is no safe zone. Its impossible to monitor everyone.
Do you feel Instagram or Facebook can be an addiction and do you know anyone who has been affected negatively by it?