12 Negative Effects of Social Media on Children and Teenagers

Oct 7, 2017 1

By Ifeoma Nzemecha In the last few years, we have seen an explosion of social media and networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace etc.; the children cherish this new and high-tech way of remaining connected with friends and meeting new people. However, it is also important for parents to keep themselves aware of some of the negative effects of these sites, and how to protect their children. Here, we are listing the top insidious effects that social media may have on children. Some of this information is taken from a recent study conducted by researchers at University of Rome. They conducted a survey of 50,000 people to know about the effects of social media on their lives. It is apparent from the results that overall the social media has a negative effect on the social well-being of an individual. 1. Hate Speech The kids using Facebook or other social media sites are at a greater risk of suffering from the hate speech. This problem can be more serious for... ...

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Some effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Sep 5, 2017 0

Drugs are chemicals. Different drugs, because of their chemical structures, can affect the body in different ways. In fact, some drugs can even change a person’s body and brain in ways that last long after the person has stopped taking drugs, maybe even permanently. Depending on the drug, it can enter the human body in a number of ways, including injection, inhalation, and ingestion. The method of how it enters the body impacts on how the drug affects the person. For example: injection takes the drug directly into the blood stream, providing more immediate effects; while ingestion requires the drug to pass through the digestive system, delaying the effects. Most abused drugs directly or indirectly target the brain’s reward system by flooding the circuit with dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter present in regions of the brain that regulate movement, emotion, cognition, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. When drugs enter the brain, they can actually change how the brain performs its jobs. These changes are what lead to compulsive drug use,... ...

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Sexually transmitted infections

Aug 22, 2017 0

Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex or oral sex. In 2015, about 1.1 billion people had STIs other than HIV/AIDS. About 500 million were infected with syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomoniasis.  At least an additional 530 million people have genital herpes and 290 million women have human papillomavirus.  STIs other than HIV resulted in 108,000 deaths in 2015. Most STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disease on to others. Symptoms and signs of disease may include vaginal discharge, penile discharge, ulcers on or around the genitals, and pelvic pain. STIs acquired before or during birth may result in poor outcomes for the baby. Some STIs may cause problems with the ability to get pregnant. ...

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Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Alcohol and Drug Problems among Youth

Aug 17, 2017 0

  As a young person you are faced with many challenges.  However, very few have the potential to affect your life in a more significant way than the decisions you make about alcohol and drugs.  The decisions you make about alcohol and drugs will influence your health, your grades, your relationships, your job or career, maybe even your freedom. Don’t Be Afraid to Say No:  Sometimes, our fear of negative reaction from our friends, or others we don’t even know, keeps us from doing what we know is wrong.  Real simple, it may seem like “everyone is doing it,” but they are not.  Don’t let someone else make your decisions for you.  If someone is pressuring you to do something that’s not right for you, you have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why, and the right to just walk away. Connect with Your Friends and Avoid Negative Peer Pressure:  Pay attention to who you are hanging out with.  If you are hanging out... ...

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Effects of eyelashes extension

Jun 23, 2017 0

False eyelashes are basically artificial lashes made out of human or synthetic hair that are glued to the eyelash area. Women use fake lashes to have fuller and thicker eyelashes. Eyelashes are used to have the look of thicker eyelashes instantly without the hassle of applying serums every day. There are a lot of different kinds of false eyelashes. The most basic and the most common kinds are Individual Eyelashes or Flared Eyelashes and Strip Fake Eyelashes. Some effect of applying eye lashes Damage to Natural Eyelashes In some cases, the adhesive used to connect the natural and artificial eyelash can break the natural eyelash. According to experts, a condition called traction alopecia can develop if there is too much strain on the hair follicle of the natural eyelash. Some people can even have permanent hair loss due to this condition. For best results, go to experienced and reputable professional to ensure a successful procedure. Eye Infection or Injury The process of attaching the eyelash extensions is very dangerous since... ...

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How to Choose the Right Men’s Shoes

Jun 19, 2017 0

The last thing I want to do is stereotype by implying that men don’t care about shoes, or that all women do. Those suggestions are ludicrous and insulting. I’ve known guys who have extensive footwear wardrobes, and who could match me pair for pair. I’ve also know women who couldn’t care less whether or not wedges are “hot” this season. Gender aside, some view shoes as practical necessities, while others have a shoe obsession. Most people probably land somewhere in between. However, of all the men I have known, many of them were uncomfortable wearing a variety of styles in men’s shoes. For example, many men I’ve known who have had to wear work boots for their jobs also had a tendency to stick with that style of footwear after work hours Other guys I know avoid certain clothes and events because sneakers would be considered inappropriate for the outfit or occasion. For the most part, I don’t believe this is disdain for other styles of shoes, but more of... ...

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EFFECTS OF HEADPHONES & EARPHONES:

Jun 15, 2017 0

How dangerous Headphones and Earphones can be to your health. Technology is moving ahead day by day, leaving us all trapped in luxuries and comfort with hidden bad effects on Health. Headphones and Earphones are one such technology that is being used by the youth of today without knowing the health issues associated. I know this is today’s trend to use earphones and headphones, but do you know the hidden health issues that come with this small gadget? The side effects of using headphones and earphones are rising day by day. Hearing loss/ Hearing complications: – When you use headphones or earphones, the direct audio goes into your ears. Volume exceeding 90 decibels can result in hearing complication and even hear loss. All those who wear earphones and headphones are at higher risk of hearing loss and even complications in hearing. If anyone listens at more than 100 decibels for even 15 minutes, he can face hearing loss. So if you have to use headphone or earphones, make sure to... ...

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Effects of Social Media on Children and Teenagers

Jun 10, 2017 0

Effects of Social Media on Children and Teenagers In the last few years, we have seen an explosion of social media and networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace etc.; the children cherish this new and high-tech way of remaining connected with friends and meeting new people. However, it is also important for parents to keep themselves aware of some of the negative effects of these sites, and how to protect their children. Here, we are listing the top insidious effects that social media may have on children. Some of this information is taken from a recent study conducted by researchers at University of Rome. They conducted a survey of 50,000 people to know about the effects of social media on their lives. It is apparent from the results that overall the social media has a negative effect on the social well-being of an individual. 1. Hate Speech The kids using Facebook or other social media sites are at a greater risk of suffering from the hate speech. This problem... ...

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