Social Media Persuasive Essay

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“Oh, wow, it’s an old adversary of mine from middle school! I’ve been wondering how he’s been. Maybe I can make up with him now that it’s been a while,” says your friend, while scrolling through his Facebook. Social media is a very controversial topic. Some say it’s a good thing, others say no. There are pros and cons of teens using social media, but, in the end, the pros overshadow the cons. Teens should be allowed to use social media, as it is a great way to learn and connect with friends and family, keep up with news, and be inspired.

Social media is a great way to connect with old family and friends. “I just want to say thank you to everyone who has written nice comments about my videos,” he posted on a previous video. “I sometimes have a hard time making friends and I now know there are some nice people out there,” says Jordan Hilkowitz, an autistic science Youtuber. More often than not, social media is a plight for autistic kids like Jordan Hilkowitz, an autistic boy known for his science experiments on Youtube, get bullied for having a disability. They can get into a predicament from all the kids with bias against children with disabilities. Social media can connect people like Jordan and his fans, showing that social media is a way for people to express themselves, disability or not.

Sure, social media can be a way to connect, but what about the negative connections? Dr. Martyn Wild, a known cyber safety expert, says,“Cyber-bullying is poised to turn into the
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