Social Media Is My Fake Friend

You’re so FAKE

Amara Prohm, reporter

Nowadays, social media has became a huge impact with the youth of our generation. It helps people maintain  relationships with your acquaintances at all times, as social media is instantaneous. However, this connection can deceive the hearts of many, due to the amount of “fake” people found on the internet. For example, many high school students have extended the use of social media. It varies from simple “friendly” posts to hurtful comments that can contradict and manipulate other into deep, scary situation. To keep fake friends at bay; one should strive for friends who make themselves feel better, rather than believing “fake” friends through social media.

Workshops at schools; such as, the PLUS program can allow students to engage with each other in conversations as they are introduced to the “right” kind of friend. If schools were to develop more programs similar to “PLUS” it could help decrease the amount of stress a person intakes from sharing a relationship with “fake” friends. These workshops helps people build a better understanding between a fake friend from a real friend.

On the other hand, many people may see this situation as a child’s play. They don’t understand the effects that a fake friend can have on someone. For example, many high school students post “hateful pictures” about certain people. It could result into many situations; such as, peer pressure, stressing, or suicidal thoughts. These are actions that should be avoided by school districts.

 

I can’t stand finding out that my friends are fake!”

— Jordan Cramer, junior, communication and technology

People use social media more frequently as technology continues to improve; however, it cannot change a person if they’re genuinely good at heart.