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Good morning ladies and gentlemen my name is Patricia Feliz I’m the first speaker of the for team and I will be speaking for the topic social media causes negative effects on happiness/ relationships.

So to start I would like to start with whats social media, social media are the web-based communication tools that enable people to interact with other people by both sharing and consuming information we can break social media into two words social which refers to interacting with other people and the media part which refers to and instrument of communication such as the internet, the tv radios etc.

Nowadays many people believe that social media is more of an advantage than a consequence, but using social media can actually be really harmful to society. Social media is something most kids, teens, and even some adults are using all the time. It has played a big part in our generation’s lives. But having people on their phones all day long is not only disappointing, but also damaging. Instead of talking to someone face-to-face and hanging out, people prefer just texting or going on a social network. For some people understanding a life without social media is basically impossible since we are slaves to the internet . Using social media can have some adverse effects such as: it causes cyberbullying, it can compromise education, and it could have an effect on social skills.

Before the era of social media older generations of networkers learned how to communicate and interact long before networking was even a thought, but nowadays the younger generations do not interact socially except at school and work, where social interaction is well monitored and minimal. Social Media has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other. Nowadays Children no longer play together instead they choose to use social media. Adults no longer seek physical companionship; instead, they choose to network and have little or no physical contact.

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