Baret Steed is tired of Facebook. Steed, 15, is at an age where social media is high on her priority list. She spends about six hours a day on various social sites and apps, but an increasing amount of that time is being ceded to platforms like Instagram which Facebook owns , Tumblr, and Twitter. In fact, Facebook itself even acknowledged the challenge of keeping teens engaged in its annual K report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February. For example, we believe that some of our users have reduced their engagement with Facebook in favor of increased engagement with other products and services such as Instagram. In the event that our users increasingly engage with other products and services, we may experience a decline in user engagement and our business could be harmed.
Kids & Their Devices: Part II
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While the study, which surveyed teens ages , covers a wide range of issues surrounding privacy and teen internet use, the clearest narrative thread in the focus groups is one that's troubling for the world's largest social network. According to the study:. In focus groups, many teens expressed waning enthusiasm for Facebook. They dislike the increasing number of adults on the site, get annoyed when their Facebook friends share inane details, and are drained by the "drama" that they described as happening frequently on the site. The stress of needing to manage their reputation on Facebook also contributes to the lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the site is still where a large amount of socializing takes place, and teens feel they need to stay on Facebook in order to not miss out. Users of sites other than Facebook express greater enthusiasm for their choice.
Teens Explain Why They Don't Care About Facebook Anymore
Over the last couple decades, more young people appear to be pulling out razor blades and lighters in order to injure themselves, according to anecdotal reports from counselors. Their intent is not to die, just to inflict harm, a behavior known as non-suicidal self-injury. A recent study on the mental health of college students , presented in August at the American Psychological Association Meeting, found empirical evidence to document these observations. The results show that at one university, the rate of non-suicidal self-injury doubled from to However, scientists aren't sure whether the behavior actually is becoming more rampant, or if they're simply detecting more cases due to increased awareness.
In criminal trials, the prosecution has to prove each element necessary to its case beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil trials, on the other hand, a party has the burden only of proving affirmative contentions by a preponderance of the evidence. Thus the plaintiff must offer some proof of each of the elements that combine to constitute the defendant's alleged wrong see procedure procedure, in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress.