Benefits and risks of using social media

Your Reality – Reflections

In the lecture for this module, we read this study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2011): Clinical Report-The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families (Attached Below).

The study demonstrates some of the issues inherent in social media and its effect on children, adolescents, and families, and it gives guidance on the risks and benefits, cyber-bullying, online harassment, sexting, and privacy concerns.

After reading the recommendations or doing your own search on general recommendations about the use of social media (if the link above does not work, definitely do your own search), write a paper that includes:

  • Benefits and risks of using social media
  • One specific topic you find applicable or interesting (e.g. cyber-bullying)
  • A brief analysis of your family social media usage / a hypothetical family’s social media usage.

Be sure to include the source(s) you used and submit an APA formatted reference page.

This paper should be 1-2 pages in length and use APA formatting (cover page, paper body formatting, citations, and references. Prior to submitting your paper, be sure you proofread your work to check your spelling and grammar. If you use any outside sources, please site those sources in APA citation format.

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