Social Media And Cyberbullying

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It is understood that the most prominent source of interest to millennials is the Internet, primarily social media. Social media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat which are the four main platforms that uphold the power of entertainment, easy ways to communicate and keep up with each other. Today these four platforms are the easiest open doors for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying occurs when individuals manipulate the use of technology to create aggressive, harmful, embarrassing or hateful messages. Statistics prove that 80% of teens use smart phones regularly, 92% of teens report going online at least once a day, and 56% go online several times a day (Webster, “Cyberbullying Statistics”). Meaning that millennials are more…show more content…
Social media allows users to display the lives of their other users causing millions of people all over the world to expose all kinds of information about themselves. As stated before, bullying in the past would occur in schools and neighborhoods. Social media, greatly effects and still is affecting children all over the world. Using social media is found way easier to bully. No matter what the situation may be, when children are not having direct communication with another person, they are less likely to feel the insinuations of what they are saying. It is not difficult at all to say harmful messages to another person via social media because the targeted person is not standing right in front of them. Using social media is found to be very easy because there are no quick consequences. Bullying online is very hard to notice by parents and/or teachers. Adults are not as familiarized with the Internet, as well as social media causing them not to overhear or see the…show more content…
Cyberbullying affects everyone. Whether it is those who are bullied, those who bully or the bystanders who witness the bullying. Teens who are constantly bullied experience negative physical, school and mental health difficulties. In fact, the number of teen suicides have increased since 1990 because of the Internet, primarily social media. Social media will continue to grow the power of technology. It is up to the world to prevent cyberbullying by educating the youth of safe Internet use and help those who are displaying negative behaviors such as change in personality, excessive sadness or moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal, and change in

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