- Do you use any social media platforms?
- Do you think social media is safe for teenagers?
- emphasize /EM-fuh-sahyz/
- appropriate /uh-PROH-pree-it/
- disrupt /dis-RUHPT/
- weakness /WEEK-nis/
- circumstance /SUR-kuhm-stans/
[verb] – to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to
The parent emphasized the value of honesty and integrity while teaching their child a life lesson.
[uh-PROH-pree-it] – suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion
It is important to use appropriate language when speaking in a professional setting.
[verb] – to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
The technical glitch in the system disrupted the online conference, causing delays in the presentation.
[noun] – a particular part or quality of someone or something that is not good or effective
The job applicant mentioned public speaking as his only weakness during the interview.
[noun] – a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
In difficult circumstances, it’s important to stay calm and composed.
The APA recognizes that each teenager is unique, so they suggest tailoring social media rules according to their individual strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. They call for more research on how different groups of teenagers use social media and commit to monitoring current and future research findings. They stress the need to educate teenagers about the manipulative nature of social media platforms and encourage adults to be aware of the content available to engage in meaningful conversations with teenagers.
True or False:
- The APA suggests that teenagers learn about the effects of social media on their minds and receive ongoing guidance from adults.
- The APA believes that social media use should be adjusted based on the teenager’s age, with younger teenagers being unsupervised.
- The APA wants to prevent harmful content like self-harm, eating disorders, discrimination, hate speech, cyberbullying, and excessive focus on beauty.
- The APA says it is okay to use social media at any time as long as it does not disrupt sleep or physical activity.
- The APA stresses the need to educate teenagers about the manipulative nature of social media platforms.
Fill in the blanks:
- It is essential to wear _______________ attire for a job interview to make a professional impression.
- During the presentation, the speaker made sure to _______________ the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
- Despite the challenging _______________, she remained calm and composed, finding a solution to the problem.
- The noise from rowdy high school students _______________ the ongoing meeting.
- The coach identified the team’s defensive _______________ and worked on strategies to improve them.