topic sentence : As the first generation who has been facing the most critical and vital issue of teenagers obsessing with and addicted to social media, the importance of realizing the adverse effects that subconsciously overusing social media can bring to adolescent users both physically and psychologically becomes necessary and indispensable.
Nowadays the overuse, or–in another word–addiction, of social media, as one of the most indispensable and critical problems facing the young generation, has caused plenty of contentious ongoing debates over the past years. Scientists, psychologists, and professors have done various researches on the topic from both perspectives with arguments of how social media impacts the society in whether a positive way or adverse way.
(Argument from why social media is beneficial)
Argument from why social media is not good for adolescent people
Suicide Rate and Mental Disorder Related
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