Is Social Networking Ultimately Bad for Our Society? Essay

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According to an online survey conducted in 2013, 23% of people on social networking sites did not know their “friends” well enough to be completely comfortable with their own or their family’s safety and security. An additional 6% has admitted to having a friend that made them feel uneasy about these things ("Cybercriminals Use Personal Information on Social Networking Websites to Commit Crimes"). Social networking has become such a huge part of today’s society with there being a plethora of different types such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. There are also many positive aspects of being on a social networking sites since it connects you to people who may live in a different part of the country or possibly even on a …show more content…
The lack of face-to-face communication can cause anxiety, shyness, and awkwardness in conversation when talking to any person. This conversation problem can create problems within friendships or personal relationships. Furthermore, it has also been shown that social networking sites are correlated to and can cause personality and brain disorders. Constant users have been known to have a need for instant gratification, remarkably self-centered personalities, excessively addictive behaviors, and in extreme, but very probable, cases, ADHD ("Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society?"). Even with all the possible problems to the user, it seems more and more people are joining social networking sites every day. Although social networking sites are made for and used by people of all ages, most of their users are teenagers; however, there are some things that teenagers don’t know about social networking sites. Social networking sites can potentially damage their educations. This can happen because when using social networking sites, it entices the students to waste time and usually pulls them away from their homework. These sites also often create more stress for the teenager. Moreover, A good portion of high school students use their phone during class, and not just to text their friends because

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