Social Networking: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?
This article from CNN warns about the "dangers" of Twitter, saying that it could numb your sense of morality.
LiveScience reports that Facebook users are getting worse grades than those who don't participate.
Immoral students who are failing sound pretty bad.
On the other hand, there are many suggestions the Social Networks are being used for good.
For all those students who are getting their letters of acceptance or denial out there, there are several colleges that are looking to Facebook to recruit students.CNN suggests actively participating online, especially social networking sites, can help you land a job.
There is even a study done at the University of Melbourne in Australia suggests that using the Internet for personal use (including social networking) can increase your productivity at work by up to 9%.
Getting into college, finding a job and being more productive sounds like a pretty good use of time.
We need to treat the Internet and social networks as we do with everything else; there are pros and cons to young people using them. There are a lot of teens getting in trouble over online mistakes, but there are a lot of young people getting in trouble having nothing to do with a computer. I think our job as parents and educators is to teach them right from wrong, regardless of the tool they are using.