What Studies Show
Experts have found that teenagers who allot huge amounts of their time on social media sites are more likely to see photos of their friends drinking or smoking drugs. And in the struggle to find a group they think is cool or great for them, these teenagers do stuff they wouldn’t have been forced into doing if they weren’t exposed to social media. The study has sparked arguments over whether or not social media sites are accountable for amplifying the pressure teenagers are already exposed to offline. And if it is accountable, to what extent?