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Social media harms moral development, parents say

BBC – Staff Writer

A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children’s moral development, a survey has suggested. Just over half (55%) of 1,700 people with children aged 11 to 17 strongly agreed that social media hinders or undermines moral development. The poll was part of a project by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University. Researcher Blaire Morgan said some of the findings were surprising. “Not least [of these is] the low level of agreement that social media can enhance or support a young person’s character or moral development.”(more)

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