Many people have even had the blessing of finding

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Many people have even had the blessing of finding long lost family through these social networks, as well as long lost friends. Learning How to Use Social Networking Social networks are not easy to deal with, but just like a car that comes with an instruction manual so do these social networks. As users, we have to be aware of what kind of information we post as well as what kind of pictures we have available for others to see. Users also have to make sure that their profiles are set on private and for those users who have children, make sure that the children’s profiles are being monitored at all times. Those families who are being affected by the networks need to wake up and try their hardest to save their families and realize that their children and their spouse are the most important and valuable treasures to them. It’s okay to use social networks, but we have to learn how to handle them with precaution. Social networking can cause disruptions in a house hold and even cyber bullying but they also affect cultural and environmental implications. Social media can cause positive and negative effects to occur depending on the culture.
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Social Networking in its Cultural Context and Implications for the Environment (Angela) Social media being present in everyday life cannot help but make you wonder if these social avenues are having bad effects on us. If you questioned the average person about the possible effects this might have on us as social individuals, cause for concern will most likely be brought up. Social Media Causing Inactivity For years, hasn’t there been a blame put on video games for keeping us from getting the daily exercise that our bodies need? The same can be said for social media. Sitting behind a computer using social networking sites, has pretty much the same effect that video games have. In both cases, little physical activity is required. Less Physical activity has been proven to be the culprit for increases in many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure (Physical activity fundamental, 2002). Video games have now progressed into forms that allow for physical activity while playing them. This cannot be said for social media. While most of the social media time is spent on mobile devices now days, this doesn’t necessarily equal more physical activity. Some may think that social media is harming our communication skills. It is not surprising now days to observe several individuals in a group together busy using their phones to engage in social media sites rather than in conversation with the others
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present. Some individuals in that group may in fact be talking to each other through those social sites. Over time, it stands to reason that our social skills with one another will suffer. Dr. Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University, says that “we need to be aware that anti-social behaviors and other psychological disorders can arise from the overuse of social media” (Research confirms social, 2011).
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