Social media has changed the way we communicate and how we consume and share media. So what are the top 5 pros and cons of social media for teens and their parents?
PROS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
1. Connecting People and Building an Online Community
This is what social media was intended for: building an online community. Social media allows you to share valued content with your social network, connecting one another around shared interests.
2. It Provides a Platform to Communicate Regardless of Geography
Social media has shrunken the world. Now, it’s possible to find and meet people from anywhere in the world, connecting solely by your interests on a more intimate, friendly platform.
3. It Can Be Used to Mobilize Groups, Movements and More
Movements like #NeverAgain, which teens first used to unite one another following the Parkland school shooting (and later took on a life of its own), wouldn’t have had the kind of exposure they’ve achieved without social media. Users are swift and savvy, pushing for causes they believe in across social channels at a time when a single tweet can change the world.