Social media and adolescence, is it good? bad? When looking at the current adolescent generation, social media has become an important influencer. How many likes to I have? How many friends do I have? Am I pretty? etc. are common questions that are asked internally. In this chapter, we were introduced to new thinking patterns and concepts related to this developmental stage, such as personal fable, invincibility fable, egocentrism, etc.
For this assignment, address the following,
- How does the influence of social media impact concepts like personal fable, invincibility fable, egocentrism, etc.?
- What are the benefits to social media? (think about technology as a whole as well)
- How can social media and/or technology hinder development during this stage?