Social Networking Is A Popular Form Of Communicating With Friends Around The World

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A Social Disaster
Social networking is a popular form of communicating with friends around the corner and around the world. It has become the most popular form of communication, even above the phone and texting. For a lot of people social networking is a new concept and it can be hard to understand why so many kids or young adults have this new growing addiction for social sites. The easiest way to understand social networking is to think of it like high school. You had friends in school, and you knew quite a few people even if you weren 't friends with all of them, but it 's likely that you didn 't know everyone. If you ever moved to a new school, or if you can imagine moving to a new school, you start out with no friends. After
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Parents should educate themselves further before allowing their kids to have access to something that has the potential of being dangerous. Online sites are not only a problem while they are in use but the information they are sharing now may one day come back and haunt them down the line. “Once data is stored online, it can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer” (Marshall). Adolescence should not be exposed to the social networking world in order to protect them from cyber bulling, strangers, health problems and from being overly exposed at too young of an age.
Privacy is one of the major concerns when it comes to social networking sites. A lot of kids do not understand the dangers that can come from social networking sites. People do not really understand that once something is shared online, that information can be harmful if it seems to be inappropriate, “Though there is nothing inherently unethical about the use of social networking sites, publicly sharing unprofessional content or excessive personal information may be compromising for professionals” (Gilman 535). Users put a lot of their personal business on their sites for everyone to view. Even if they think it is harmless, the littlest information can take a bad turn. People are able to see exactly where you are and who you are with, people can even hack into someone’s account and begin to collect confidential information. Because social networks do not
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