In your suggestions for new discussions for our metaverse topic, many of you mentioned the impact of social media on young people. But it was a comment from eloquent_studio at Rex Mill Stem Middle School O in the United States of America that really got us inspired.
They said that social media might affect teenagers' physical and mental health. And this made us wonder… do teenagers spend too much time on social media?
Here are some statistics that might help you make a decision:
of all teens agree that using social media often distracts them when they should be doing homework.
of teen social media users agree that it often distracts them when they should be paying attention to the people they're with.
of teen smartphone owners say they've been woken up by their phones during the night by a call, text or notification.
of teens agree that social media has taken away from the time they could spend with friends in person.
Read the statistics above. Choose one and explain why it argues for yes or for no.
Once you’ve made a decision, challenge yourself: what new information would change your mind?