Social media and teens

Abigail Mason
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Grade 8 English Note on Social media and teens, created by Abigail Mason on 04/01/2019.

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pros of social media: social connection enhances globalisation provides entertainment and education mental health benefits strengthen friendships help teens do good develop fundraisers support important causes build awareness reduces feelings of isolation authentic support platform building reading writing and critical thinking skills political and social awareness values new creative forms support options forms of self expression helps kids stay in touch with extended family members kids use can use social media well, and understand it, tend to be technologically advanced helps kids feel like they are a part of something helps teens think outside the box, and become more creative become more confident and independent makes socializing easy and immediate it can help teens who struggle with face to face connections connect with others. social media isn't bad in itself, it's just bad when people misuse it. 25% of teenagers say social media makes them feel less lonely     68% of teenagers claim that social media provides them with support during difficult times 46% of teenage girls agree that social media empowers them to speak out about the things they care about

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Citation: School, Trinity Grammar. “The Pros and Cons of Social Media Use for Teens.” The Pros and Cons of Social Media Use for Teens, Trinity Grammar School, 2015, info.trinity.nsw.edu.au/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-social-media-use-for-teens. Ehmke, Rachel, and Child Mind Institute. “How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers.” Social Media Effects on Teens|Impact of Social Media on Self-Esteem|Child Mind Institute, Child Mind Institute, 2019, childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers/. Gordon, Sherri. “Surprising Ways Your Teen Benefits From Social Media.” Surprising Ways Your Teen Benefits From Social Media | Verywell Family, DotDash, 29 Mar. 2019, www.verywellfamily.com/benefits-of-social-media-4067431. Anderson, Monica, et al. “Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018.” Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018|Pew Research Center, Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech, 30 Nov. 2018, www.pewinternet.org/2018/05/31/teens-social-media-technology-2018/. Stringer, Kate. “The Kids Are All Right: Teens Say Social Media Makes Them Feel Better About Themselves, Less Lonely & Less Depressed.” The Kids Are All Right: Teens Say Social Media Makes Them Feel Better About Themselves, Less Lonely & Less Depressed, The 74 Million, 8 Oct. 2018, www.the74million.org/article/the-kids-are-all-right-teens-say-social-media-makes-them-feel-better-about-themselves-less-lonely-less-depressed/. Knorr, Caroline. “New Report: Most Teens Say Social Media Makes Them Feel Better, Not Worse, about Themselves.” New Report: Most Teens Say Social Makes Them Feel Better, Not Worse, about Themselves-The Washington Post, WP Company, 13 Sept. 2018, www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/09/13/new-report-most-teens-say-social-media-makes-them-feel-better-not-worse-about-themselves/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9d3b5e294165. “Mental Health and the Effects of Social Media.” Mental Health and the Effects of Social Media|Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 5 Mar. 2017, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/nurturing-self-compassion/201703/mental-health-and-the-effects-social-media. Raising Children Network. “Media Benefits for Children and Teenagers.” Media Benefits for Children and Teenagers|Raising Children Network, Raising Children Network, 12 July 2017, raisingchildren.net.au/pre-teens/entertainment-technology/media/media-benefits. “Social Media and Teens: How Does Social Media Affect Mental Health?” PsyCom.net - Mental Health Treatment Resource Since 1986, Vertical Health, 2019, www.psycom.net/social-media-teen-mental-health. Ludlum, Becca. “4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Teen.” 4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Teen -My Crazy Good Life, My Crazy Good Life, 4 Oct. 2018, mycrazygoodlife.com/ways-social-media-can-benefit-your-teen/.

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