Cyberbullying is actually a really big issue for kids and teens today. It is easier to get cyber bullied today and to cyber bully than it was about 10 years ago thanks to cell phones. Cell phones and smartphones can connect to the internet and to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where lots of cyberbullying takes place. This is one of the reasons why many parents do not allow their children to have a phone or even a social media account. These parents are afraid of the risks of giving their children access to a phone and/or a social media account.
Cyber Bullying has become an increasing problem in our society that threatens physical and emotional harm to ever greater numbers of young people. The sad fact is, some youths are so deeply affected by the negative influence of bullying that they have taken their own lives. Although suicides represent a rare and extreme reaction to bullying, it is a real issue facing society today. Cyberbullying is often a factor in young people becoming depressed and having lower self-esteem. Cyberbullying has been an issue, in the United States as well as everywhere throughout the world.
There are hundreds of Social Media websites in the internet that can cause harm mentally to people. Some teens have no clue about how dangerous social media could be. If you use social media in excess it can be very dangerous for teens. There 's three main topics that stood out to me in my research. First, Cyber bullying, people that bully others in social media and hide behind a screen.
The negative Impact of social media on Children Social media nowadays play an important role in our lives as it has a good effect it also has a bad effect on our live especially on children and Adolescents. According to Ahn (2012), children are among the most users of social network sites (SNS). Some studies find that youth spend most of their time on social media. This result in some causes and effects on children such as cyberbullying which leak the personal information of the children and affect the personality, addition to that, limitation of the time children spend on the internet by the parents affects the child to be more aggressive and antisocial. What is cyberbullying?
From cyberbullies to predators, users of ages are not immune to the negative effects of social media. Moreover, many relationships are negatively affected as the importance of engaging in social media takes precedence over being “there” in person. As scripture reminds us, “Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25 ESV). Therefore, it is imperative that social media use is not only monitored, but the usage is limited. Parents must lead by example and do this by limiting social media use and setting boundaries and demonstrating the importance of being present for loved
Although that is true, it also deterrents face to face socializing. This occurs due to society spending more than half of its time on social media. Social media is detrimental to society because of bullying as well as lack of interaction and physical activity, along with online hackers. To start, one may get cyber bullied, which is bullying over the internet. Others believe that it is easier to socialize and make friends.
Currently, 81% of teenagers state that bullying online is easier to get away with (Arvig, 2017), and, according to another study, 25% of youths admit to writing negative comments online about someone they know (Stein, 2016). Social and technological changes have predominantly impacted cyberbullying, which can lead to lifelong problems, such as negative impacts on the development of future relationships, workplace socialisation, and can impact trust and confidence issues, both online or in
In social media, there’s a form of harassment called cyber bullying, meaning to harass through the use of electronics and internet as a medium (Campbell, 2005). Bullies can easily send messages and pictures to the target to harass the victim as nowadays, most of teenagers have smartphones. Because of this, victims are vulnerable to bullying for almost twenty four hours. Moreover, another lee way social media created for bullies is that their actions are very hard to track (“Consequences,” 2016). Once the bully harasses, traces can be deleted which lead the bullies to beleive that they can get away unscathed (“11 facts,” n.d.).
Social media sites provide students with easy access to publicly harass a fellow student. Teens do not realise the impact of their comments towards others. Kids today “are not cognitively developed enough to recognize their behavior is hurtful to others” (Kiesbye 33). According to Wilcox, the issue with cyberbullying
Social media plays an important role in people’s lives. People use social media as the number one means of communication; social media has made communication with people all around the world even easier. However, people are unaware of increasing negative effects of social media on their daily lives. Even though social media can be used as a very helpful tool in changing a person’s life, social media has been major causes of cyberbullying, distraction and drop in productivity level of work areas, and increasing personal fraud activities in society. Cyberbullying is one of the effect of social media among people.