1. Strengthens relationship ties through sharing. e.g. sharing the location of a certain restaurant in town selling delicious food, sharing a candid family photo and commenting on the picture itself.
2. Parents and children separated by migration can continue to care for one another through new media such as Skype and social networking sites. Before which, migrant families could only communicate through occasional letters and expensive phone calls.
3. Parents and children will have a common topic to talk about. e.g. A comedic video going viral on the internet and both parent and child has seen the same video.
1. Young adults who have a strong Facebook presence show more signs of other psychological disorders, including anti-social behaviours. This may lead to them not wanting to interact with their parents or share about their day in school. Overtime, a misunderstanding might occur if one party does not explain his/herself clearly.
2. Daily overuse of media and technology has a negative effect on the health of all children, preteens and teenagers by making them more prone to anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders. A teenager with anxiety and depression issues, amongst many others, will tend to
react to certain minor issues quite drastically, and if he/she quarrels with their parent over a small matter, the illness could worsen.
3. Facebook can be distracting and can negatively impact learning. Studies found that American middle school, high school and college students who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period achieved lower grades.
Click on the link below to find out more on how boundaries can be set on social media surfing, to reduce any friction between family ties.