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The Facebook effect? Social media exposure increases smoking and drinking among teens

The Facebook effect? Social media exposure increases smoking and drinking among teens | Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

"Peer pressure used to be quite straightforward. You took  a group of "cool kids" at a party, added one uncertain teen, and the end result was maybe a first swig of alcohol or puff on a cigarette..."

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Study analyzes teens’ social media usage

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This article is totally true! Social media and excessive internet access provides a ton of peer pressure and can be found in connection with teen drinking and drug usage.

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China cracks down on social media with threat of jail for 'online rumours'

China cracks down on social media with threat of jail for 'online rumours' | Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
People will be charged with defamation if false information is reposted more than 500 times under new rules (China cracks down on social media with threat of jail for 'online rumours' http://t.co/f4AeRQet1N)...
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