Social Media Posts- Substance Abuse

Public Service Announcement by Karina Macedo

Social Media- It can cost you a job

If you go online to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc., you can easily find pictures/videos of teens doing substance abuse. In other words, you can look at photos or posts of people under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any other drugs nowadays. Unfortunately, these careless acts can hurt you in the future..


People are usually peer pressured into these things, and it is usually their friends who post photos of them online. It is okay to say no. As stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Imitation is suicide"- you are lowering yourself to a level in which you should not be proud of, and killing a part of yourself when you try to copy what others do. "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind"- you must trust yourself and what you believe in because your conscience will always be with you though others may not.
Be Careful What You Post

How will this affect your life?

During high school, rumors spread like wildfire. People who don't even know you will tend to talk. Preventing these posts from reaching a social network will help you get through high school without unnecessary drama. It will help you feel better about yourself and it won't give anyone a reason to talk. After high school, you won't have to worry about what you have posted online when looking for a job either. Less stress= success.

How will this affect communities?

Stopping yourself from making a careless post online will help the community become a more appealing place. For example, some schools have a reputation of dealing with careless teens. Even certain colleges are known for being a "party school." Why? Because it is posted online, EVERYWHERE. People tend to be judged based on where they come from, and being careful with what you post can have a better influence on the community's younger kids and the community's reputation, slowly but surely.

Key to being a better person= BE RESPONSIBLE

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