My wife is a teacher. Social media has a very negtative impact on kids. We're adults, we couldn't give a ****, but kids take acceptance from thier peers very seriously. It's a massive boost and hit to thier self esteem. If we were bullied at school, we went back to the safety of our home. By next morning you had a chance to escape it for a while. Now the bullying continues when you get home, and when you try to go to bed, and when you wake up because kids can't look away from it. I might actually retract my statement about adults above. Look around next time you're in a waiting room. 99% of people are staring at thier phones. Most looking at facebook and instagram. An adult, at least most, don't define themselves by likes they get. Kids do. Back in school we had the popular kids, the losers, the stoners, the jocks. But they were isolated cliques. This is what we grew up amplifed by 100. Kids spend more time interacting through thier phones online then they do in real life. They are losing empathy, they don't see the hurt in someones eyes if they say something mean. My son is turning 6 next week. I see the way my wife's students are and frankly it scares the crap out of me. I won't let me son turn out that way. Disclaimer.. some of the kids are great. It's not a blanket statement.