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The Dark Side of Social Media


Grades 7-12


Makes the case in four targeted chapters about the dangers of social media to society, namely, its use to spread of false information, its use as a conduit to spread hate speech and prejudice against others, its use to bully others, and its inherently addictive nature. Includes photographs and charts with statistics.

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