Good Point! Elizabeth McCarthy Technology Integration Specialist 802-229-0321 x5224 ________________________________________ From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Vining [[log in to unmask]] Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 9:18 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Facebook and Social Networking Increase Risk of Substance Abuse- Columbia University 2011 Study Most teens smoke, drink, and get stoned in groups. So, shouldn’t that study show that teens who don’t use social media are more likely to be social outcasts? If that’s the case shouldn’t we put non-facebook users on some sort of watch list since social outcasts are 90% more likely to blow things up? ☺ Mike From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of [log in to unmask] Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 8:38 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Facebook and Social Networking Increase Risk of Substance Abuse- Columbia University 2011 Study At first glance, I dismissed this 2011 Addiction Study from Columbia University which states: " Teens using social media are more likely to use drugs, drink, and smoke, because they see it online." After reading through the study...."monkey see monkey do" .... this might be information that we should take into consideration. Below are some statements from the study. Read the full study at www.vtisp.org<http://www.vtisp.org>. Food for thought. Compared to teens who in a typical day do not spend any time on a social networking site, those who do are: * Five times likelier to use tobacco (10 percent vs. two percent). * Three times likelier to use alcohol (26 percent vs. nine percent). * Twice as likely to use marijuana (13 percent vs. seven percent). Thanks for your time Jon -- Technology Educator [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> The St. Johnsbury Elementary School www.stjsd.org<http://www.stjsd.org/> 257 Western Ave - St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 802-748-8912<tel:802-748-8912> Fax: 802-748-1095<tel:802-748-1095> Vermont's Internet Safety Project www.Vtisp.org<http://www.vtisp.org/> ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner<http://www.mailscanner.info/> and ClamAV<http://www.clamav.net/>, and is believed to be clean.