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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The fight for your kid's minds Take Allison Miller for Example:(1) She admits to sending and receiving 27,000 texts a month! She texts while walking to class,while being driven to and from school,and, often, while studying(2) She has as many as 7 conversations at a time! The Trap of Social Media How social media is corrupting the mindsof young children Students who are heavy social media users tend to have lower grades Non-users have an average GPA of 3.82 whileusers have an average of 3.06(3) And it's not just texting Other forms of social media like video games provide the same distraction Take Ramon Lopez for an example:He plays 6 hours of video games on weekdaysand even more on weekends(1) That's 25% of his day! Green is video game timeBlue is other time Social media causes people to waste time on it It takes 30% of people 2 hours to return to the task that they were doing before they goton social media 40% of 8-18 year olds spend54 minutes a day on social media(3) But social media doesn't just cause distractions Allison Miller says,"...I'll get a text message and pause myreading and put down the book, pick up the phone to reply to the text message and then 20 minutes later realize,`Oh, I forgot to do my homework'. It causes them trouble, or worse; to get in trouble Take Amanda Todd for an example;(4) A good natured teen driven todepression and suicide by people on social media. How's that for connecting with your piers But social media can cause you to lose other, less serious things, like getting a job 61% of job recruiters were unhappywhen they found profanity on theirsocial media sites(3) 54% were unhappy when they saw poor spelling or grammer on theirsocial media pages 66% were extremely displeasedwhen they saw sexual content posted Social media is making people think they are being social when they in reality are being anti-social Blah, Blah, Blah. This is how people think they are But this is how they really are But they can still communicate with each other They also used face cam to talk to students from Australia to discuss issues like racism(5) Yet interacting is more than communicating It is about meeting face to face Prince EA says" Ironic that these touch screen can make us lose touch."and,"...While we may have big friend lists, so many of us are friendless"(6) Gary Turk says,"I have 422 friends, yet I'm lonely" and,"...This media we call social is anything but, when we openour computers and its our doors we shut"(7) In the American School of Bombay, they used technology toenhance and to create a better experience for students
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