i interviewed Samantha Silverman. She is a journalist for a website called health magazine, she has researched, and wrote articles on social media’s effects on health.
Somethings that she told me on what her opinion is on the topic, she told my about some articles she wrote on social media. Also, how we could fix the negative effects. I asked her what the proper age is to use social media and she said, ”11”. This matched my research because my research claimed that 11 was the typical age to start using social media. But this also means that kids already start using social media at a young age.
This interview helped me answer my main and sub questions because I asked her small questions within my sub questions and and answers to those question help my get info on my main and sub question. One sub question that helped me was how does social media effect kids communication. She explained that kids can talk to each other more easily with social media, but they communicate less face to face.
This interview surprised me because she said that social media probably has the biggest effect on families. I had no idea it affected not only the kid or teen using social media, but their parents and siblings and people around them. This interview did not surprise me because she said that social media has big effects on mental health, which I already knew from my research. This interview really helped me get good information to answer my questions.
This interview changed my opinion on social media in some ways, and kept my opinion the same in other ways. This changed my opinion on social media’s effect on physical health because I didn’t realize that kids don’t exercise as much or sleep as much because they are on their phones. This kept my opinion the same on social media’s effect on mental health because my research showed the same information.