Social media has changed the way we give, receive, and share information. There isn’t a consensus on whether this change has been positive or negative. Many of us may have a neutral opinion of social media, as there are both good and bad aspects to it. Play devil’s advocate and come up with counterarguments for both sides.

Let’s Connect!Let’s Dial Back…
Joining a social media site can help us rekindle old relationships, develop new friendships, and stay up to date. We can share thoughts, photos, and news, and see what everyone is up to. The lack of sign up costs makes most social media apps accessible to everyone, granting many of us a fun way to pass the time.Connecting online is not as meaningful as in person. It can give us a shallow idea of what people are doing, or make us feel bad about our own lives. Depending on who we interact with online, we either surround ourselves with like-minded people or feud with people we dislike. There are also privacy concerns with most major sites.

Is social media making people anti-social?

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  • Do you use social media? Why or why not?
  • Do you think social media makes people antisocial?
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2 years ago

I’m interested to see how people feel about this debate! We wrote it before the Coronavirus outbreak. When you do this lesson, think about how your answer might change depending on what’s going on in the world. For example, do you think the opinion you have today is the same as the opinion you would have had before the outbreak? Just food for thought.