The reasons why social media can make you feel both magical and miserable

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The internet can lift you up as quickly as it tears you down. 

At least that’s how it seems to some teens and young adults who build rewarding relationships on social media but also, at times, feel rejected or excluded by friends and strangers. 

This complicated grey area — where social media both connects and isolates us — is rarely captured in the way we talk about how young people live online. Platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram either bring people together in novel and fun ways, or they breed narcissism and become a hunting ground for cliques and bullies to prey on vulnerable kids.  Read more…

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