Social Media is Impeding Kids’ Moral Development – Say UK Parents

Many parents in the United Kingdom think social media is harmful to their children.

Of the more than 1,700 parents polled by researchers at The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues, more than half said they think social media impedes their children’s “moral development.

The Dictionary explaination of this is;

adjective
“of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical:  moral attitudes.”

The University of Birmingham researchers also discovered 60 percent of those polled believe anger and hostility are the most common negative character traits they see used on social media.

It’s not that surprising with the recent Brexit.

Despite the popularity of selfies, parents ranked vanity as only the ninth most negative social media vice.

Not all parents hate their children’s use of social media. Fifteen percent of parents said sites like Facebook and Twitter positively influence their children’s character.

And 72 percent of parents who use social media said they see “positive moral messages” on social media on a daily basis.

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