A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

pexels-cell photo-smallFor the most part, social media use by teens has been viewed by researchers, parents and even teens as fraught with negative outcomes. However, a new study by Pew Research Center is showing that there are positive benefits to be gained by teens using social media. With virtually every teen using some form of social media, it is nice to note the positives of “strengthening friendships, exposing [teens] to different viewpoints and helping people their age support causes they care about.” The study results, viewed here, make note of many negative too, but since teens aren’t going to change their use of social media, so looking at the positives for a change might balance our opinion about this pervasive activity.