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Impact of Social Media


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Social media is a part of almost everybody’s life nowadays. Mostly we think of social media as a positive thing that allows us to connect with friends and family, however, not many people think of the negative impact that social media can have on society.


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  • connect (verb)
  • impact (noun)
  • influence (noun)
  • danger (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is social media dangerous for society?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Impact of Social Media
  • What are the benefits of social media in society?
  • What negative effects can you think of social media has on society?
  • Do you think we are being used by the social media giants?
  • Do you think people would benefit from removing all their social media accounts?
  • How would it affect your life if you never used social media again?

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