What Role Does Social Media Play in Your Life?

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What Role Does Social Media Play in Your Life?

Vanessa Cantu, Writer

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Technology is a powerful tool that used to connect people with education, communication, and entertainment. The influence of social media and technology affects every family in many ways.  The greatest argument is whether the rapid growth of technology is destroying or improving the relationships we have.

 

It’s not that technology is destroying relationships, but it’s not helping them. Texting and video calling are surely bringing people closer to their partners, but nothing can replace actual human contact. Most couples are already confused about what their significant other want in a relationship, so the lack of communication just makes relationships more complicated.

When you’re in a relationship, it’s the time you spend together, not in a virtual world, that matters.While social media can be harmful, there are benefits that can come from it. Social media offers a safe space and support for teenagers, which they may lack in other spaces. Marginalized youth, such as lesbian, bi, gay and transgendered teens or teenagers with disabilities, often benefit from this the most. Finding an online support group or friends who are experiencing the same thing can give them a safe channel to ask questions, or express their feelings.

Social media can to be a positive tool that can be used to accomplish great things. It can foster creativity and social networks that are terrific for connecting with people around the world. The important thing is to exercise common sense and restraint when using such sites as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to avoid potential pitfalls .

Have fun, stay safe, and be mindful of what information you put out there. Be kind.

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What Role Does Social Media Play in Your Life?