OPINION: Is Social Media Having a Negative Impact?
By Evelyn Lopez With the recent events of Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, there has been a concern with hate speech and disinformation increasing. Though Twitter has already been known to be a space where users tweet mean and aggressive words, Twitter is not alone in being a harmful medium. Most social media harms their users […]
Social Media: How does it impact teens and preteens?
By Emily Newburn Students are getting phones at increasingly younger ages. A new study from Common Sense Media, an organization that works to advise parents about safe technology for kids, shows that 53 percent of kids own a smartphone by the age of 11, and 69 percent have a phone at age 12. Many of […]
NEWS: Social media affecting mental health
By Aubrey de Guzman & Alyssa Hurley Quarantine has given everyone lots of time to scroll through social media, although this may not be the healthiest way to spend your time. Social media affects our mental health negatively. Social media creates unrealistic standards that people feel they have to fit into. Social/beauty standards can result […]
Highlighting the positives of social media- why it can be a good thing
By Olivia Monzel There are over 1.73 billion social network users around the world. From grade school children to the elderly, everyone seems to be using some sort of social network. These social networking sites have a positive impact on our lives. We are constantly being told that social media causes bullying and other problems. […]