Speaking Point: It amazes me how something so brilliant, helpful, and cutting edge could also be so dangerous and destructive.
Speaking Point: Social networking sites can be used in such a beneficial way. Facebook allows friends to connect, rekindle, and locate people from way back. Facebook provides another level of staying intuned to Friends and family.
Speaking Point: Myspace is a wonderful site that is mostly being used for putting your talent out there and making connections in the modeling and music industry.
Speaking Point: Twitter is so fantastic for networking staying in the loop with you role models, entertainment, and pop culture events.
Speaking Point: On the flip side with all this wonderful access to technology there are several negatives.
Young kids today are lacking people to people communication development skills. Instead of young children learning to communicate to each other verbally they are communicating more through the cyber world.
Speaking Point: No one wants to be dumped over a text or a facebook message. Cyber communication in many ways can be used as a scapegoat. When a conversation may be hard to have while looking a person in the eye it is simply more easy to pop them a text.
Speaking Point: Cyber bullying has become an uncontrollable issue. Technology can make or break a persons reputation, relationship, friendship, etc. Bullying through technology has caused many suicides, depression, and hurt feelings. Social media sites can be manipulated Into a terrible tool to hurt someone!
Speaking Point: It is the parents duty to make sure communication stays verbal and not viral within the household. Parents need to know how important speaking with your child is and teaching them the precautions to take while joining fb, myspace, etc.