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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

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Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

53 percent of the 1,200 adults polled believe social media is harmful to the development of today’s youth, whereas only 20 percent said it was helpful. 17 percent said it made no difference either way, and 11 percent had no answer to the question.

It isn’t just the cranky old computer illiterates who are dubious. Forty-seven percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said social media has a negative of effect on kids as opposed to 35 percent who said it was a positive thing.

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