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March 25, 2017

Gr8 Topic of the Day - The Impact of Facebook on Youth

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Today's topic - The Impact of Facebook on Youth

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with your family and friends that live far away. With instant messaging and even video chat, Facebook is the perfect place to stay connected. With the status updates, photos, and profile information, it can keep you up to date on the happenings of all of your close ones. Facebook also helps us to find friends who are having similar tastes or opinions. However, this is only one side of the coin, the other side involves very horrible results. The social networking site has become an addiction for many. According to a recent survey, the average time spent on social networks per day is 4 hours. Which was 1.72 hours in the year 2015. 

So today we want to know your opinion on this topic. What are the positive aspects of engaging in Facebook ? or What are the negative aspects ? Finally, do you support Facebook or not ?

You can use examples if needed. But please make sure that you are using socially acceptable language. 

Here are some points in supporting / opposing Facebook, for your reference...

Negative influence of Facebook on Youth
  • People portray themselves as someone they’re not.
  • Sexual harassment and blackmailing cases have been increasing in Facebook. 
  • Facebook is a very powerful temptation, so it can also become addicting and begin to start sidetracking the youth.
  • Some youth are easily influenced so they may feel the need to change their physical appearance by comparing themselves to the next person they see in the Facebook.
  • Facebook become their first priority, rather than the things that should come first such as school, family and sports.
  • Young people can begin to cyberbully another peer; this can lead to many things such as depression and suicidal thoughts.
Positive influence of Facebook on Youth
  • It gives youth a place to express themselves in a way that a public place wouldn’t allow us to.
  • It helps to develop social skills, a lot of friendships can stem from Facebook.
  • It’s a fun way to interact with your peers, other than seeing them in person.
  • Keeps connections between friends when they’re not always able to see each other when they want to.
  • Facebook also keeps you up to date with things that are going on around the world rather than just in your area.
For the sake of new participants, here are the rules to participate
  • If you find some grammatical error, point it politely. Don't make fun of it.
  • Respect the other candidates. Please don't use abusive language. 
  • None of you are allowed to share or ask any personal details here.
  • Don’t write stuff like “You are getting repetitive”, “Your English is not good” or “Will you do fraandship with me ?” etc.  We are here to learn, please don't forget it.  
  • Please keep in mind that we are doing this to improve our knowledge and English writing skills. Nobody is perfect. So, don't hesitate to write whatever you feel is correct. 
Please use the comments section below to share your views. 
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