I often wonder if our generation’s obsession with Facebook and Twitter is making us more vain and self-obsessed; however, I was surprised to see an article on CNN last week that said just the opposite. Apparently, one in five teens says social media makes them feel more confident and 52% of teens say social media helps their relationships with friends. The article even goes on to say that teens are using social media for social good and to address social issues.
Many times it seems like people tend to focus on the negative aspects of social media for teens, such as cyber-bullying and “over-sharing,” so it is nice to see an article that shows another perspective. If the data is in fact realistic, then it is good to hear that social media is beneficial to younger generations. However, I am tempted to be skeptical about how realistic the article’s assertions are. Only time will tell. Check out the full article below: