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Social Networking — Cruelty and Kindness

by Bill Hayes

In Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports on a recent survey.

Most American teens who use social media say that in their experience, people their age are mostly kind to one another on social network sites. Overall, 69% of social media-using teens think that peers are mostly kind to each other on social network sites. Another 20% say that peers are mostly unkind, while 11% volunteered that “it depends.” At the same time, in a similar question asked of adults 18 and older, 85% of social media-using adults reported that people are mostly kind to one another on social network sites, while just 5% felt that people are mostly unkind. [more]