This website shows some pros and cons of social networks. On September 5th 2012 rumors of fires, shootouts, and caravans of gunmen in a Mexico city suburb. This was spread through twitter and Facebook. Students that use social medias are more likely to have a lower GPA. On average, students that use social networks have a GPA of 3.06 and non-users had 3.82 GPA. A pro to social networks is that law enforcement uses these social networks to catch criminals. I rate this source as a 9.
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Studies and anecdotal cases have demonstrated a link between suicidal ideas and experiences with bullying victimization. In 2007, a random pick of 1,963 middle school students that live in the united states completed a survey of internet use and experiences. The kids who experiences bullying or cyber bullying had more suicidal thoughts and were more likely to attempt suicide verses those who had not experienced forms of peer aggression.
Christakis, N. A. (2009). Connected. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.
In 1996, very young teenagers started going to Rockdale County health facilities unexpectedly. These kids were infected with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. This all stemmed from the web. At…