As a punishment for poor attitude at school, we've confiscated our 14 yo daughters phone and laptop for a week - the difference in her is dramatic - she can speak for one thing, something I'd forgotten she could do (mainly just grunts previously), and she now acknowledges the presence of her brothers. Seriously though, fewer mood swings and less backchat and we only have to tell her to do something 2 or 3 times instead of the usual 5 or 6! Social networking sites have had a detrimental effect on the world IMO. They provide little that is new, just a new way of doing what people did before, and an open platform for a lot of negativity. Am I showing my age here? Am I missing some great benefits?