The Effects Of Social Media On Society

1131 Words Sep 21st, 2015 5 Pages
With every year that passes our society inches closer and closer to a zombie apocalypse of our creation. There is no solid information that proves the use of social media at a young age to be damaging. There is also no information proving that it 's an advantage in any way as well. Social media is meant to connect a person with their friends and what 's going on in the world, but anyone can easily misuse their social media accounts. Having a social media account of any kind is a strong disadvantage not only to a child individually but to the future of our society as a whole.

In 2016, it 's estimated that there will be around 2.13 billion social network users around the world while over 5 million Facebook accounts created by children under the age of 10 years old. 95% of parents know their child has a social media account while 78% of them helped create their child 's account. The rising question, 'Should parents allow and encourage their children to spend time on social media sites? '
More than half of children under the age of 10 have an account on various social media sites. For most sites; like Facebook and Myspace there is a minimum age requirement of 13 years old to have an account. With that said, over 50% of accounts are by children younger than this requirement (based on a poll of children 8 to 16 years old.) There is no way that social media sites may determine the true age of their users although, there should be. Many minors use social media…
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