Negative impacts of cyberbullying Cyberbullying has found to cause enormous harm to youth, which can be ascribed into impacts on personal well-being and psychological health. 3.1 Social well-being There are deep-rooted effects for bullies on their social well-being. In some cases, these impacts carry on when they enter the stage of early adulthood (Patchin et al., 2006; Kulig et al., 2008). A research done by Patchin and Hinduja (2006), reveals youth who were involved in cyberbullying, regardless of his/her role, had notably lowered self-esteem than children who had never or little experience of cyberbullying. Therefore, they display higher levels of antisocial, violent and/or criminal behaviour.
Social networking also provokes cyberbullying and it spreads false information. Students go on social media too much and it results in them getting lower grades. They tend to not be focused on the task at hand and end up not getting their homework or whatever they’re working on completed. Also, some users bully others online and it affects the victim's life severely. Commenting something inappropriate could spread to many people's lives and could hurt lives in ways that people don’t know.
Some people prefer that social media have some good effects for children, while others believe that social media only can harm children. In the ultimate analysis. Actually, on balance analysis, I agree that social media causes bad effects for teenager because social media take up a lot of time for children to study, and have a bad influence on the development of their body and mind health. Parents wonder if their children’s constant use of Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat is healthy. Teenagers talk about the pressure to post the perfect photo or to compete with the perfect lives their friends present on the Internet.
The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens it can show you one thing and be the other leaving the other person embarrassed or seriously messed up depending the issue. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. A majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world today but its relevant because of the social media. In this day and age kids need to be worried about what they post. Any little small thing can be pulled up from years ago and backfire on you.
Occasionally, social media can help us with homework, and allow us to communicate with others. Yet, despite its positive impact, it also has negative influences on society. Look at all the people who have their ears plugged with earphones, fingers flying, and a distraught look on their face when their parents tell them to do something. This results in bad behavior which can causes social issues and rifts between family and friends and possibly lead to inactivity and obesity in youths. Overall, I believe social media is bad for teens.
Due to how prominent and repeatable cyberbullying is, it continues to take a disastrous toll on our youth. Teenagers are usually the major victims of this epidemic, paying with their lives for something largely out of their hands. Sam Laird cites OnlineCollege.org’s infographic in his article, “Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet”, stating that “90% of teens who witness cyberbullying online say they ignore it, just 40% tell their parents and 81% of kids say it's easier to get away with bullying online than in person.” OnlineCollege.org’s infographic on cyberbullying continues the discussion with an astonishing statistic, that one out of five cyberbullied teens think about suicide - and one out of ten
With the fact that cyber bullying is inescapable, comes the fact of harm. Bullying leads to depression, which often leads to suicide or self-harm. Source two states, “The idea that hurt feelings justify criminal prosecution… offensive use of the criminal justice system…,” showing how some people believe that cyberbullying results in just hurt feelings. Apparently self-harm and suicide is under the category of “just hurt feelings” for some. Also, apparently the kids that caused the hurt feelings that lead to these horrid responses don’t deserve prosecution.
20% of youths that have faced cyberbullying have thought about suicide (Arvig, 2017). 42% of youth report that what they see and read on social media directly influences how they feel emotionally and physically and how they think (Patel o Contributor, 2018). Mr. Lynch stated, "when being a teenager in the Baby Boomers generation there was no such thing about cyber bullying, the only type of bullying was physical and the closest you could get to 'cyber' bullying was ringing someone on the fixed home phone". Bullying peaks in middle school and 81% of teenagers state that bullying online is easier to not get caught doing (Arvig, 2017). According to a study, 25% of youths from Generation Z admitted to having written negative comments online about teenagers they know (Stein, 2016).
Look for a child who is “being emotionally upset after using their cell phone or being on the internet, being protective over their digital life, withdrawal from family friends and actives, avoiding school or group grathings, being nervous when they get a text, and finally avoiding discussions about computer and cell phone actives” (“Cyberbullying”). Victims of cyberbullying often experience emotional distress such as anger, sadness, depression and embarrassment. Many of these teenagers will not want to talk about this because, they feel ashamed of themselves for being a target on the internet (Bazelon). Also, the teenager will feel if they tell their parent they will get their social media privileges taken away. A real life example of cyberbullying is an 18 year old Houston, Texas teenager, Brandy Vela, who shot herself in the chest after being cyberbullied for a little over a year (CBS/AP).
Is Social Problems Among Teenagers An Increasingly Worrying Phenomenon? Nowadays, social problems are one of the major concerns in society and the condition got worsen year by year, mainly contributed by teenagers. Social problems emerged due to influences of the bad cultures from other countries. Teenagers cannot identify and differentiate between good and bad conducts. Family crisis has caused the social control in children to be neglected.