Cyberbullying And The Negative Effects Of Social Media

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Social media has created an extensive role in the way today’s generation is growing up. Despite the fact that it may have benefits, it has created a negative impact in a major way on the current generation. Social media has engulfed the minds and actions of most young people today, becoming a prominent part of their everyday lives. When one engages with social media, they are blinded to the harmful effects that consume their life. Since the 21st century, it is no secret how social media has expanded, ranging from simple apps to complete sites. There are several negative effects, which are very harmful to our lives such as; cyberbullying, decreasing academic achievement and damaging the minds of the youth by restraining their physical socializing…show more content…
Cyberbullying is a new description of bullying where the bully can harass, insult, and humiliate the victim over the internet through social media sites. It is a severe problem among children and teenagers because it is far more damaging than the traditional bullying. Ann Frisen in the article, “Cyberbullying: A Growing Problem” states, “This type of bullying can be more serious than conventional bullying. At least with the conventional bullying, the victim is left alone on evening and weekends. Social media allows for adolescents to contact one another at any moment of the day. Therefore, being cyberbullied can be more severe” (ScienceDaily). Cyberbullying is a simple way to hurt others since the bully can avoid being caught. When the victim is being bullied online, there is no escaping to the harsh comments and words from the bully. Victims of cyberbullying will have conflicting effects with confidence and self-esteem. Those who are targeted will then be afraid to interact and connect with school activities and extracurricular sports, overall deprecating their social…show more content…
The effect it has on people is evident, and it is taking over the minds of the youth of this generation. The capability social media has over a person can be dangerous and goes unnoticed since everyone in this day and age is brainwashed by it. It produces a negative aspect on humanity by putting the users at constant risk for danger by hindering physical socializing skills and reducing the youth’s intellectual achievement. In addition, it contributes to the lack of physical communication skills that could determine the youth’s future success. All in all, it is clear that adolescents should attempt to disconnect from social media to enjoy the life around them. Being offline and socializing in the world around them, will in turn immensely benefit
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