The Effects of Social Networking on Individuals


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What is a social network?

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1. Approximately what percentage of the U.S. adult public uses social networks?

2. Why can social networks be addictive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social networking has risen in popularity over the last few years and has become a great way for people to communicate. But how does it affect individuals? These assessments will help you understand the definition of social networking, as well as the positives and negatives associated with its use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take use this quiz/worksheet can expect questions about the following:

  • Definition of social networking
  • Percentage of American adults who use social networks
  • Positive and negative effects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on the impact of social networking on individuals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the addictiveness of social networking
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits and drawbacks of social networking

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, check out the related lesson, The Effects of Social Networking on Individuals. It will help you achieve these objectives:

  • Define social networking
  • Describe the effects of social networking on the brain
  • Understand the benefits of social networks
  • Learn the negatives of social networking