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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