People believe that social media is a "tool for children to do psychological harm". They think that parents should get their kids off social media and monitor texts and the sites. Studies show that kids are doing things online that their parents don't want them to do. "Sex" and "Porn" are two of the most frequent searches for kids. Social media also creates a platform for cyberbullying. Some social media have violent and sexually charged images on them. Although social media is the home for cyberbullying and suicides, it also is a place for grieving when things like that happen. This is good for people who have a hard time expressing emotions in face-to-face conversations. Social media has the potential to help students come together for learning. Social media also can impact finding jobs. If students learn how to be positive on the web, then it can help them in the future. The bias here is that social media should not be banned. It talks about how social media helps students collaborate and grieve. This would be useful for not blocking social media. It gives a counterclaim and it also gives a rebuttal plus more information.
There is inappropriate content on social media that parents are complaining about. Kids are seeing pornography, racist jokes, and swear words online in school. Schools are restricting and blocking sites on their Wi-Fi. Sites like YouTube and Facebook and Twitter are becoming useful for learning and teaching, but there are also safety issues. No matter what a school does there is always going to be a controversy. The bias here is that social should be blocked. It is about how social media had inappropriate content for students. This would help the social media should be blocked side. It gives examples of what students look at online and how it is bad.
At a school in Washington, D.C. there were videos of a teacher dancing to a song, students getting into fights, and girls dancing in a stairwell. Administrators block Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube because they want to keep classrooms free from harassment, bullying, etc. But schools should not be focusing on blocking the social media. They should focus on taking the energy that kids put into the social media and putting it into their schoolwork. They should try to connect Facebook and YouTube to their classes. Teaching kids how to use web-design programs/ video-production tools can help teens refocus and help them get jobs in the future. Teachers can use Facebook to help students share videos that relate to school work. They can also use it to find out if some kids are being left out and find a way to bring them into the conversations. The bias here is that social media should not be blocked. The title says it and the article talks about how schools should focus on using social media to help students with school. This would be helpful for not blocking social media. It talks about ways teachers and schools can use social media to help students.
Most of the reason for banning things is because of fear. Such as music, parents didn't want their kids to listen to rock and roll. The more parents became used to social media, the less they will worry about their kids on it. Just because there is a chance that kids will use their skills and do something bad with them doesn't mean that you won't teach them that skill. Such as reading, they might come upon inappropriate material, but that doesn't mean that you will not teach them how to read. If kids do not have experience doing something with the guidance of their parents, then in the future when they are by themselves it will be harder for them. Kids need help with using social media appropriately at a younger age. The bias here is that social media should not be blocked. It talks about how banning social media is bad for kids and how it helps them in the long run. This can be helpful for not blocking social media. It gives many examples that can help persuade the audience in a certain direction.
There are good things about social media at school. It can make it easy for students to talk to each other about school projects or ask for help on homework. It can also encourage participation in class. Social media can increase confidence and voice. It also can be useful for homework because students can ask a teacher a question and they can reply so everyone can see it. Social media also can help keep parents and teachers on the same page. Teachers can post about events and assignments while parents can talk to the teacher through private messaging. Social media can also be bad. It can become a distraction or students may take advantage of it in class. It can also reduce human interaction and increase cyber bullying. Students may also post inappropriate stuff on the social media. There is not a bias here because it shows the same number of pros and cons of social media. This can be helpful for either side of the argument. It talks about the good things and the bad things, so you can also use the other information as a counterclaim and prepare for a rebuttal.