Social media may make kids more likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, study says

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 25/08/2011 21:23

Have you heard? Social media is ruining our lives! Or maybe it's making them better? Could there be, perchance, some mystical middle ground?

While that debate rages on, here is a score in the social-media-may-be-harmful category. Using sites, such as Facebook and Myspace, makes teens more likely to drink, use illegal drugs and buy tobacco, according to a study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

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