One of the most common crimes being committed online and in the world of social media is theft of content. Sure, most content is provided for others to consume and in many cases, for us to use and reuse if we want. But more times than not, proper credit is not given to the content creators. [Read more…]
Do you have a teenager? Do you police their use of social media or limit how much time they spend on social sites? We are pleased to provide this guest post by Agnes Embile Jimenez, a blogger that does work with The Family Compass.
The Negative Effects of Social Media to Teenagers
Whether we choose to admit it or not, social media may produce a plethora of negative effects on teenagers today. With the Internet and smart phone, they have constant access to social media networks. Although many parents dismiss their teenager’s issues as part of the adolescent stage, they need to accept the fact that their teens may be going through more than they let on. Here are a few of the possible adverse effects that social media may cause on teens.
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Where were you when news of the tsunami hit Japan in 2011? How about when Michael Jackson died? Probably online, according to many experts who claim that social media has become the main media source for hundreds of millions of people. Not just in the U.S., either; Facebook alone has more than 900 million users spread across the globe as of 2012. Other social media giants like Twitter have facilitated revolution against unjust leaders and warned people of impending natural disaster. In fact, so many people regularly interact online that if the Internet were a nation, it would exceed the Americas, Europe and the Middle East combined in population. No wonder more than 13 million members of the online community used Reddit and other media platforms to protest SOPA, a proposed Internet censorship bill. Keep this graphic in mind next time you log on, because knowledge is power — and a little knowledge goes a long way in the Internet Age. [Read more…]