11 Sept 2013
Social Media & Teens
Over the last five years, technology has been rapidly changing and expanding in every field imaginable. So these days making it without some knowledge of technology is illogical. Social Networking Sites allow teenagers to experiment with today’s gadgets, which will be useful to them in the future. Almost all college classes require the use of a computer. So before you jump the gun and say your teen isn’t mature enough to be interacting on social networking sites you need to consider the fact that it’s actually acquainting him/her to their future references. Social Networking Sites have taken a toll on teens and young adults. Although the use of Networking sites is a controversial topic, there beneficial if controlled and limited. Social networking sites, especially Facebook, have become a huge hit. 98% of 18-24 year olds already use social media (Statistics). Hanging out on the internet has become a major way for teenagers to build social relationships. They find people that have the same interests as them and then begin to build a friendship(Niemer) . They can get involved and play games with others. Everybody needs someone to interact with and social networking gives us an enhanced way to do that by playing games, sharing photos, getting blogs started on their certain beliefs. According to Neimer teens are also using the social media to find out information on health topics from sexually transmitted diseases to depression. As the way we communicate changes rapidly, our teens are the first generation to be born into a world that’s constantly connected. Whether we like it or not, social media is a fact of life for our teen that isn’t going to go away. Another way social networking sites are beneficial is Teens say social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter has made them more aware of the needs of others. The social media and teens study says 2 in 3 teens (68 percent) agree...
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