How Social Media Affects Young Girls By Peggy Orenstein Summary

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Peggy Orenstein suggests in her article how social networking hurts young girls by discouraging empathy and promoting narcissism. She also contends that social media can distort personality development, encourage self-absorption, and performance of sexuality. With the fast advancement of technology, accessibility to the internet is also growing to young children. Children start on social media now as young as seven years old. Facebook allows people to befriend anyone you want and you can have 622 friends on FB, when your school only has 250 students. It is intriguing to realize that having up to 622 friends means that 622 people are watching and judging us every hour of every day. I do not believe that our real-life identities should become
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