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By bobby12333 Jan 17, 2013 427 Words
Do you think children under age 17 should have a social media account such as: Facebook, Instagram, Kik, Twitter…etc? I am NOT against children under age 17 that uses social media, because, it actually helps by just say your lost and only thing you have is a Facebook Account, you can contact a friend or parent to come get you from your location. Social media is a good Resource for us, kids, but although some people might argue that Social media is a bad idea for kids under age 17, but in reality, Social Media to me is a very useful because sometimes you can do good in school from those computer classes. One Reason why Social Media is a good resource for kids is because Social networking sites allow people to improve their relationships and make new friends. 70% of adult social networking users visit the sites to connect with friends and family, and increased online communication strengthens relationships. Another way is just say you’re on kik (Social Media) and someone adds you, you can talk to them… But although people may argue that this is a bad idea because, this can cause you some stalkers, if you tell them your information such as your address. This also allows those who are shy or have trouble making friends to socialize more easily. That’s also true for those with disabilities. Another reason why Social Media is a good Resource is because Social networking sites spread information faster than any other media. Like whenever something happens such as: Traffic jam, Weather, News, Crimes… etc it tells you right away! Although some people might argue that Social media enables the spread of unreliable and false information. 49.1% of people have heard false news via social media, for example, on the news it says it’s going to snow on 12-31-12, and then on Facebook it says it already snowed when it didn’t. Another reason why Social media is a good thing is because, Social networking sites help students do better at school. 59% of students with access to the Internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments. Some people might argue this that, Students who are heavy social media users tend to have lower grades. Students who use social media had an average GPA of 3.06 while non-users had an average GPA of 3.82 and students who used social networking sites while studying scored 20% lower on tests.

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