Are Social Networking Sites Harmful?

Are Social Networking Sites Harmful?

by Noah Berlatsky


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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737771527
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Series: At Issue Series: Mass Media
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Social Media Data Collection Can Lead to Violations of Privacy Andre Oboler Kristopher Welsh Ltto Cruz 10

2 People Are Willing to Trade Less Privacy for Access to Social Media Kent Anderson 23

3 Social Media Helps to Fuel Political Reform Serajul I. Bhuiyan 28

4 Authoritarian Regimes Use Social Networks for Repression Joel Simon 37

5 Social Networks Change Government in Numerous Ways, for Good and III Alexander B. Howard 45

6 Social Networking Is Addictive and Can Lead to Psychological Disorders Larry D. Rosen Nancy A. Cheever L. Mark Carrier 51

7 Can Facebook Help Overcome Shyness? Michael S. Rosenwald 59

8 Selfies Are Good for Girls Rachel Simmons 64

9 OMG: Social Media May Wreck Your Kid's Writing Ruth Campbell 68

10 Social Media Helps Students Write Better Andrew Simmons 74

Organizations to Contact 80

Bibliography 85

Index 90

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