Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook have a huge negative impact on both individuals and society.

Social media are thought by many people to have had a lot of harmful impacts on each of us as well as society. Nevertheless, I believe that besides detrimental aspects, social networking sites offer numerous benefits to individual people. It is undebatable that social networking brings us obvious advantages. First and foremost, with social media we can stay connected to family and friends. For example, you and your childhood friends no longer talked to each other since you moved to another place; however, through facebook, you are able to rekindle old friendship. Besides, social networking helps bring everybody together to exchange knowledge or simply meet people having common interests. On the other hand, it is clear that there are quite a few problem associated with the increase of social network users. The main issue is that social network remains a big hole of security which is related to our privacy. We are sharing too much about us on social media which means personal data can easily be hacked and shared publicly. This risk of identity theft may cause financial losses and legal problems for the victims.. Moreover, instead of rolling in outdoor activities people, especially teenagers prefer to make themselves comfortable on chairs interacting with virtual friends. Consequently, their communication skills are gradually lost , which may lead to autism. In conclusion, I am convinced that social networking has both positive and negative effects, but we still have to develop it while trying to limit possible drawbacks that harm individual people and society.
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