The Amanda Bynes Effect: How Social Media Can Let Us Know When Something Is Wrong With Our Teens


The Amanda Bynes Effect: How Social Media Can Let Us Know When Something Is Wrong With Our TeensThe mainstream entertainment world has recently been abuzz with tweets that actress Amanda Bynes has been tweeting. From vulgar to indicative of emotional instability, her Twitter account has been nothing but a constant maelstrom of bizarre and disturbing things. In this day and age, Twitter has become a sort of online diary for teenagers and young adults, and Amanda Bynes has demonstrated how young people in this generation may broadcast their issues on Twitter. 

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Social Media and Problems With Teens

While many teenagers who are dealing with issues keep it all inside, hoping it will go away, many adolescents have taken to posting these problems on social media websites. Twitter especially has come to embody the diary in a modern way. Most Twitter users use the social media site to document their lives in very specific ways, and many teenagers will post about their problems in a very specific way. Many troubled teens do this for attention, and parents should be aware of what their students are doing online.

Many teenagers don’t know how to communicate the problems that they are dealing with. Parents should be aware of this, and being there for your students can be the remedy to this. Teenagers should feel comfortable talking to their parents about their problems. Posting them online for everyone to see could potentially lead to worse problems down the road.


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