Over the last week or so, I've heard alot of talk about social media and the effect it could be having on the next generation's view of the world and themselves. I found an article in the latest Niagara magazine and recently heard this topic on CBC Radio One. This got me thinking about how this will affect my children and what kind of environment they are growing up in. Knowing that I have made a conscious effort to put boundaries on how I view social media and it's place in my life is great, but still, in what ways are we unknowingly being affected? Do you think it's desensitizing us as a culture?
What do you think?
How do you view social networking?
Do you make a conscious effort to be involved in the "real" world around you or do you struggle with finding the balance?
What kind of boundaries have you set up around your use of social networking sites?
I'd love to hear what you have to say on this topic!