The positive side of social media

Global social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram have been blamed for creating a plethora of problems in young people’s lives. From helping foster insular and narrow socio-political outlooks to a fixation on celebrity culture, materialism, and consumption to increasing concerns about self-harm, mental health, and inclusion
, social media has altered the way students engage with the world as well as themselves in significant and harmful ways

As a college professor, I have sadly seen these effects play out in front of me to the detriment of open inquiry and student sanity. But I want to share that there has been one appreciable effect of social media that has been quite positive: the improved ability of students to process and integrate huge amounts of information and then communicate their ideas clearly and succinctly to others.

This change in how students share
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