“Social Networking in Our Society”
When does spending nine hours a week on a social networking site, start to affect our society? Experts say spending time on social networking sites lead to more time wasting activities that supplant more productive activities (“Social Networking”). Although people may enjoy spending time on social networks, our society is being affected negatively by these sites.
People of all ages spend too many hours on networking sites and are becoming addicted. Teenagers spend an average of nine hours a week on social networking sites. Teenagers need to get off of social networking sites and focus on more important things like school. People may argue that these sites strengthen friendships, but they limit face-to-face time and special bonding between to people. “Parents spend less time with their children and couples spend less time together even when they live in the same house, because they are using the internet instead of interacting with each other. (“Social Networking”). Parents should spend more time on parenting then on social networks and couples need to focus on their relationship not their “relationship status”.
In expert opinion social networking sites have no way to verify that people are who they say they claim to be leaving people vulnerable to solicitations from online predators who are able to mask their true identities. In February 2009, MySpace identified 90,000 registered sex offenders with profiles on the site (“Social Networking”). People are becoming to wrapped up in their friend counts that they will add everybody and anybody. People need to be careful who they talk to on the internet and not trust what everyone says. There are too many people that begin to stalk people on social networking sites. Teens growing up with these sites may not be aware that the information they post is public and that photos and text can be retrieved even after deletions. Many people say that social networking sites rekindle old...
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