social media and mental health
While some people have critiqued social media for lessening the importance of face-to-face interaction, some communication scholars have found that online networks provide important opportunities to stay connected, receive emotional support, and broaden our perspectives in ways that traditional offline networks do not.
Watch the following video….
Then post your perspective on the following prompt:
Where do you stand? Is social media hurting our face-to-face relationships or is it moving us to be more “social”– to share more or to feel more comfortable disclosing ourselves to others?
Give your perspective, but use materials from the text and video to support your claim. Develop a minimum of 15 to 20 sentences for this assignment.
Then spend time reviewing and commenting on what your classmates have to say. Review as many of your peers’ responses as you can, but you’re only required to respond to 3 of them. Remember, though, this is your opportunity to practice what you’ve been discovering about self-disclosure in an online environment.