impact of social networking sites on youth

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The Impact of Social Networking on Generation Y presented by Alison Walton:

The Impact of Social Networking on Generation Y presented by Alison Walton

Facets of Social Networking:

Facets of Social Networking

Who is “GenerationY?”:

Who is “ GenerationY ?” Generation Y is also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Next. [1] The broadest definition of Generation Y generally includes the more than 70 million Americans born 1977 to 2002. [1] Such names define the world in which Generation Y has grown up, a world with diverse Internet resources, iPods, MySpace and intense multi-tasking — simultaneously chatting on AIM, finishing a problem set, watching television and listening to music. [2] [1] [2] http://www/

What is “social networking?”:

What is “social networking?” Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups. [3] Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users. [3] Once you are inside this online community, you can begin to create your own network of friends [3] http//

Features of Some Social Networks:

Features of Some Social Networks Anyone can become a member create groups that share common interests upload live videos hold discussions in forums

Dangers Associated with Social Networks:

Dangers Associated with Social Networks There are dangers associated with social networking: data theft and viruses are on the rise. [4] The most prevalent danger though often involves online predators or individuals who claim to be someone that they are not. [4] [4]

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Facebook Facebook allows each user to create their own personal profile, in which they can share basic information about themselves. [5] home town job information political and religious views relationship status Interests, favorite activities, TV, music and more [5]

Pros of Using Facebook:

Pros of Using Facebook Photo Album: Add photos and photo albums to your Facebook profile. Blog Merge: Create your own blog , or merge your existing blog right into Facebook's blog Excellent Search and Browse: Search and browse for people on Facebook http//

Cons of Using Facebook:

Cons of Using Facebook No Music: You can not add music to your Facebook profile. No Video: You also cannot add video to your Facebook profile. No Chatroom : no general forum so people can get together online and just chat; do have an IM feature called Chat.

Facts about Facebook:

Facts about Facebook Facebook has also shown strong growth among older users, with its share of those 55 and over more than doubling to 13.53%. Visits to social networking sites from that age group overall have increased 77% in the last year. [6] One demographic where Facebook has seen a steep drop-off, however, is among 35- to-45-year-olds, who have fallen from 30.3% of visitors to 18.4%. [6] Facebook logged 58.6 percent of all U.S. visits among 155 social networking Websites in September 2009. [6] [6]


MySpace MySpace has over 40 billion page views monthly. [7] MySpace is available in 15 different languages. [7] MySpace was bought from the parent company of fox broadcasting for $580 million. [7] Google signed a $900 million deal to have their name advertised throughout MySpace. [7] [7]

Dangers of MySpace:

Dangers of MySpace Tips for parents , available at Talk to your kids about how they represent themselves on MySpace. Kids shouldn't lie about how old they are. Remind them not to post anything that could embarrass them later or expose them to danger. People aren't always who they say they are. Ask your children to be careful about adding strangers to their friends list.


Cyberbullying Cyberbullying can be saying hurtful things in e-mails, instant messages, or text messages. [8] It can also be sharing embarrassing pictures and videos of others by phone, social networking pages, or video-sharing sites such as YouTube. [8] [8]


Cyberbullying Cyberbullying tends to occur in the nine to fourteen-year old crowd ( Aftab ) [9] [9]

Aftab Identifies Four General Categories of Cyberbullyies:

Aftab Identifies Four General Categories of Cyberbullyies traditional offline power-hungry bullies vengeful “angels” who are trying to right a perceived wrong (either in life or online) mean girls who bully in a group for entertainment inadvertent cyberbullies who lash out in anger, send the communication to the wrong person, or are misunderstood in their actions. [9] [9]

Statistics on Generation Y’s use of Social Networking:

Statistics on Generation Y’s use of Social Networking 66% of teens on social networking sites use privacy controls on their profiles. [10] 39% of kids have posted something on their social networking pages that they later regret. [10] 22% of teen girls have posted nude or revealing photos of themselves online. [10] 15% of teens report that they've had private material (IMs, texts, emails) forwarded without permission. [10] [10]

Parent Censoring of Social Networking Sites: Risks Children Face on the Internet :

Parent Censoring of Social Networking Sites: Risks Children Face on the Internet Exposure to material that is sexual, hateful or violent, or that encourages dangerous or illegal activity. [11] Physical molestation as a result of a youngster providing information or arranging a face-to-face meeting. [11] Harassment and bullying by receiving messages that are belligerent or demeaning. [11] Downloading a file that contains a computer-damaging virus or allows a hacker to gain access to the computer, potentially jeopardizing the family’s privacy and safety. [11] [11]

Parent Censorship:

Parent Censorship Monitor your child's computer use Check out filters Explore ratings systems : Internet browsers can be set up to only allow children to visit sites that are rated at the level that parents specify.

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