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Lavallee 1 Jenna Lavallee Educational Psychology 305 Seminar Paper #1 14 February 2011 Technology has evolved into a significant factor in adolescents’ lives. Most adolescents use multiple Internet sites to stay connected to their peers. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace have all become important parts of adolescents social interaction with their friends and classmates. Peer influence via Internet sites can be good for adolescents, yet can also be bad for their identity development and self-esteem once the communication turns for the worse. Cyber- bullying has become a prevalent problem in adolescents and schools around the country. The instant communication fostered by Internet sites has become detrimental to adolescent identity development. Adolescence is a confusing time for teenagers where they transition from childhood to adulthood. They consider what role they will play in the adult world and who they are as individuals. Adolescents are considerably vulnerable because they feel no one understands what
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 305 taught by Professor Jennings during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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