Is Social Media A Safe Place

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Social Media is it a dangerous or safe place? By Briana Diaz
Social media friend or foe. In the sources read several arguments were presented in regards to social media networking sites.Social media has been growing and becoming more prevalent in society. People argue whether it’s beneficial for people to be so engrossed in social media. Social media networking sites are damaging for the society because it lowers students grades, can be unsafe with harmful people, and can cause cyberbullying.
One of the reasons social media networking sites are damaging is because it causes students to have lower grades. For example, 31% of of teens have admitted that while doing work and being on social media has reduced the
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By Briana Diaz
Social media friend or foe. In the sources read several arguments were presented in regards to social media networking sites.Social media has been growing and becoming more prevalent in society. People argue whether it’s beneficial for people to be so engrossed in social media. Social media networking sites are damaging for the society because it lowers students grades, can be unsafe with harmful people, and can cause cyberbullying.
One of the reasons social media networking sites are damaging is because it causes students to have lower grades. For example, 31% of of teens have admitted that while doing work and being on social media has reduced the quality of their work.This means social media has become such a distraction to students that their work has been affected. It has also been proven that students have lower GPAs because of social media. In souce 3 it states, “ Students who use social media had an average GPA of 3.06 while non-users had an average GPA of 3.82.” This means that GPAs have been affected because of social ,media and no-users aren’t
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In source three “ Social Media enables “sexting”, which can lead to criminal charges and the unexpecting proliferation of personal images” it explains how adults, teens, and preteens have been charged for having personal pictures of others or themselves. For example it states, “ As a result, teens and adults are being charged with pocessing anjd distributing child pornograpy, even wen the teen took and distributed a photo of him/herself.” This means teens with their own disturbing photos and others have been charged for having them and this has all happened through social media. Along with there being pediphiles on social media crimes can be caused because of social media. In source three it states, “ Criminals use social media to commit and promote crimes.” This means that crimes are often caused because of social

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