It is a good way to keep in touch with people, but people get used to talking to people online so when they have to talk face-to-face it is difficult. People also say things to others that they wouldn't say to their face and that is when problems with bullying happens.
Society tends to get tired of it. However, many people don't have much of a social life and spend all their time online. Bullying is definitely a common factor of it, but it can happen anywhere. It is also helpful for those people who don't like to talk to people in person. They can say things that they couldn't say in person, due to nervousness or confrontations, etc.
I understand people being nervous to talk to others in person, but if people never do it then it will be even worse when they have to talk to people in person. When people go for a job interview or have to make presentations in class or for work it would be really uncomfortable and stressful if the only way they talk to people is through social media. People need to get used to talking to others in person and not just on sites like Facebook.
Many people who use social media sites like Facebook, often put themselves in danger by putting too much information on the websites and not protecting it properly. People also accept random people as friends without knowing them personally which predators to access their information.
I understand how people may misuse social media, but that should not be an argument against its good use. If it is used correctly, sites like facebook and twitter can be helpful to people with very little danger. Also, social media can help people in dangerous situations by connecting many people to work together. (Such as Amber Alerts). The Boston police even used twitter to keep others informed of the dangers of the bombings to keep others safe.
I agree with you that many people misuse social media and that if people used them correctly then there would be very little danger. My point is that people don't use the sites correctly so it makes them very dangerous places for people who don't use them correctly. If people used them correctly then people would feel more comfortable about them and parents would feel better about their children having accounts on the websites.
Good point. I would also like to point out that there is also a great chance for teens to get school projects done without getting together. I find it unsafe to give out addresses to irresponsible students who only need to get the school project done. They shouldn't have to get together to do a project, when they have social media. It is also easier to communicate if the two partners for a project don't feel comfortable in person.
Students shouldn't have to give their addresses to students that they don't want to give it to, but there are other ways to get projects done. The students can get together after school or during a free. They can also work on it during the class period that teachers often give.