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  1. A tool for gathering information: The way most teenagers get information and news is now using social media, they can follow anyone with a social media account, such as news channel websites, writers, athletes, celebrities, etc. [1]
  2. Strengthen friendships: According to a survey from Common Sense Media, 52 percent of teenagers believe social media has improved their friendships, and nearly 30 percent say it makes them feel more confident and outgoing. Research shows that having at least one good friendship can go a long way toward preventing bullying. [1]
  3. Personal expression: Whether teenagers like singing, writing, or acting, they can share those talents with the world. It is important to them that social media provides this avenue of self-expression. [1]
  1. Sherri Gordon, “Surprising Ways Your Teen Benefits From Social Media.” verywellfamily, April 17, 2022, https://www.verywellfamily.com/benefits-of-social-media-4067431
  2. Vinay Prajapati, ”The Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenagers, Youth or Adolescents.” techprevue, Feb 23, 2021, https://www.techprevue.com/negative-social-media-adolescents/
  3. KIRSTIE LANDRY, “Social Media For Teens: Pros And Cons.” moms, NOV 10, 2019, https://www.moms.com/social-media-teenagers-pros-cons/

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