Is Social Media Really A Good Idea?

Alexandra W., Staff Writer

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Social media is increasingly popular nowadays. Many people around the world use it to contact each other, show off their achievement and let people know how their life is  going. But is it actually a good idea? Social media is a great tool for people, but is it really as safe as you might think? Here are a list of pros and cons that could possibly change your view on social media.

Pros 

  • Get different opinions on topics
  • Show off your talents and make a good impressions
  • Make an impact/help with problems
  • Advertising
  • Connect with other people
  • Brings people together w/ common interests
  • Makes people feel connected to society
  • Make a name for yourself
  • Fun

Cons

  • Makes people feel bad
  • Cyber bullying can occur
  • Gossip or stalking
  • Make others feel insecure
  • Private information you don’t want want out there may be posted
  • What is posted is irreversible and can never truly be taken off
  • Brain disorders from staring at screens for too long
  • Spend less time doing schoolwork
  • Less face to face communication
  • Become too reliant on others’ opinions

In summary, social media can be good and very helpful at certain times, but at other times it cannot be trusted. It is a great tool for learning and creating things. It is also a lot of fun connecting with friends, trying out new recipes and more!!! Sometimes it can give away things that should definitely not be out there for anybody to access. Social media is both a good idea and a bad idea at the same time. The decision is yours. I hope this argument on social media  impacts your view on social media and helps you make an educated choice on how to use the tools.

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11 Responses to “Is Social Media Really A Good Idea?”

  1. Lilly on January 11th, 2017 2:21 pm

    Wow! There are way more cons.

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  2. Ella Sickinger on January 11th, 2017 2:22 pm

    Social media is a very bad idea because a lot of people don’t have and aren’t aloud to have it and a lot of other people have which makes them bad.

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  3. Carter on January 12th, 2017 8:03 pm

    I agree with Ella that social media is bad. However, I’m not sure if social media makes kids bad.

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  4. Alex on February 7th, 2017 2:06 pm

    What do you mean? Social media is LIT!!!

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    Margaret Carr Reply:

    I agree. Social media is the best. So LIT!!!!!c

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    Alex Reply:

    Ikr

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  5. Isabella Lema on February 7th, 2017 8:04 pm

    I don’t do social media for two reasons. a) I can’t, and b) I don’t think that it’s good to give people your info, for most people do that on social media.

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  6. Bennythebulliscool on May 12th, 2017 9:37 am

    It’s lit

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  7. Vincent Czarnkowski on September 28th, 2017 9:36 pm

    Social media would’ve been a great way to promote kindness if we didn’t use it to post tacky pictures of every single thing you wear or eat.

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  8. Fiona Gibbs on October 19th, 2017 9:22 pm

    I agree with Vincent. People post stuff like brushing their teeth, doing homework, and many things that are so unnecessary to post

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  9. Beau Spillane on October 27th, 2017 9:20 am

    Social media is ok and not always the best because you never take action and you are always consuming everything. Every once in a while

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