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SMMH Miss. Vereecken Grade 11/12 Superior

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  • 1. Social Media Positives Networking opportunities Promotes organizations Keeping in touch with individuals Find support in online communities Can be diverse Negatives Increase exposure to cyberbullying Increase harassment Increase eating disorders Decrease self esteem Increase depression Increase stress Increase addiction Decrease productivity Decrease physical activity
  • 2. Self Esteem & Confidence Positive Social skill development Express yourself Negative Social media disrupts your real-world thoughts and interactions You find yourself envious about what others are promoting
  • 3. Body Image Positive No makeup selfies You choose what to put on your accounts Negative Sexualized pictures Binge drinking (underage) & substance abuse Eating disorders
  • 4. Real World Positive Inclusion (wide range of networking) Cultural and Political Awareness Negative Exclusion (secret/ private groups) Addiction Hacking/ Identity thief You measure your success by others
  • 5. 1. An average Facebook user has 130 friends 2. 23% of Facebook users check their account 5 or more times a day 3. 85% of women are annoyed by their friends on Facebook 4. 250 million photos are uploaded everyday on Facebook 5. Links about sex are shared 90% more than any other link 6. Obama’s victory Facebook post was the most liked photo on Facebook with over 4 million likes
  • 6. 1. Since the dawn of Twitter, a total number of 163 billion tweets have been sent 2. Twitter is projected to make a total of $540 million in advertising revenue by 2014 3. 11 accounts are created every second on Twitter
  • 7. 1. Nearly 4 billion photos have been shared on Instagram since its beginning 2. Top 5 of the top 100 hashtags are: a) #love b) #instagood c) #me d) #tbt e) #cute
  • 8. 1. 97% of Pinterest users are female 2. American users of Pinterest spend an average of 1 hour 17 minutes on the site 3. Number 1 category of content is Food
  • 9. Stats. 94% of teens have a Facebook account (12- 17 years) 95% of social media using teens have witnessed cruel behaviour on social networking sites 90% of social media using teens have ignored mean behaviour on Facebook 81% of youth argue that bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person
  • 10. Cyberbullying … DEFINITION - is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner A Canadian study found: 23% of middle-schoolers surveyed had been bullied by e-mail 35% in chat rooms 41% by text messages on their cell phones 41% did not know the identity of the perpetrators.
  • 11. “Valid” Reasoning? To show off to their friends To be mean To embarrass someone Fun or entertainment They deserved it To get back at someone
  • 12. Coping Strategies Remove the temptation Especially at night Set time limits for social media use Plan a social networking detox Find something else to do
  • 13. Promotions Special advertisements Contests / Giveaways Endorsements Limitations Restaurants having a cell phone ban Individuals having a “pick up the ring, pick up the bill” policy
  • 14. Do your parents/ guardians use social media? Which ones? Why? Are social networking sites changing our daily behavior? Should companies ban their employees from using social networking sites at work If you were asked to “disconnect” (no cell phones or Internet) for a period of two weeks, how easy or hard would it be for you and why?