Social support or social pressure?

Too many Facebook friends can increase pressure on teens.

That was a summary statement pulled from recent research out of Canada. Although the sample size was small, the effects of online pressure is certain to be studied again, across a broader population and for longer periods of time.

It’s easy to understand how having 300 or more Facebook friends could trigger a swing from a teen celebrating online popularity to feeling online pressure. Just think how kids feel who have 1,000+ friends!

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