Now that you know how many people get cyberbullied, you should know what cyberbullying does, emotionally and mentally. “Those who are victimized by cyberbullying also reveal that they are often afraid or embarrassed to go to school. In addition, research has revealed a link between cyberbullying and low self-esteem, family problems, academic difficulties, school violence, and various delinquent behaviors” (cyberbullying.org). This is important as it
Banning Social Medias in Vietnam Social media is a worldwide network that is filled with false information and social pressure which can affect everyone. It is not too late for Vietnam to control social media because of national security and violent content that can pollute kids’ mind. Without national security, harm can come to the Vietnamese government due to hacking and valuable information being stolen. Many vietnamese children are addicted to the internet which can cause social problems and kids being abused sexually. Many countries viewed national security as an important issue for the protection against terrorism and hacking.
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.
And with social media apps like SnapChat, posts are deleted within a matter of seconds, leaving no trace of evidence. Cyberbullies tend to feel bigger behind screen. Due to the lack of personal interaction with their victims, cyberbullies aren’t necessarily aware of the victim’s reaction to the bullying, therefor show less guilt for their actions and are more inclined to continue. In my own experience as a social media user, I have witnessed cyber bullying myself. Someone had anonymously created an Instagram account to merely intimidate and verbally attack a classmate of mine.
One of the biggest issues of online communication is cyber bullying. It is defined as, ‘‘the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others” (Baas, de Jong, and Drossaert, 1). There is so much anonymity online which makes it difficult for cyberbullying to stop. From personal experience, I have been cyberbullied on social media websites like Youtube. People commented hurtful things on my videos, I was fifteen at the time, so I did not tell my parents.
Of course, teenagers in general would protest such statement, indicating that they are safe, able to handle dangers by themselves. However, many young teens get harassed online. The number of sexual assaults has increased tremendously. 29% of young people have been contacted or stalked online by someone they do not know and 69% of teens regularly receive personal online messages from someone they do not know. Many teens use social media as a means of making new friends.
Cyber-bullying on social media allows bullies to act as anonymous and cause victims to suffer in silence. This negatively impacts the teenager’s mental and psychological state where they will face loneliness, depression and higher levels of anxiety that can be seen on teenagers who encountered cyber bullying on social media. For example, teenager posting his/her naked photos on the internet which developed an emotional disturbance as thing will escalate and deteriorate from there. This can be due to the availability to access sexually related material which has cause to the increase of the issue. Cyber-bullying has also caused many teenagers to commit suicide as a form to get away from such humiliation when bullied.
Social media has led more people to commit suicide and fall into depression than ever before. Believe it or not, social media has not just caused it, but it has also recommended it. Right now there are over 240 websites about how to kill yourself (Am J Public Health), which in my opinion is shocking, because why on Earth would anyone ever want to create or use a website like that. No way should someone ever suggest suicide more so encourage it to the world’s youth. Another way suicide has been
The effects of bullying take a toll on children and mostly teenagers. Teenagers are the major group to be concern due to numerous reasons. Teenagers are in a time of their life when they are growing and experience new things, going through puberty and are going to feel new emotions they never felt before. Cyberbullying can leave teens so depress that it can lead to them committing suicide to avoid getting bullied and ridicule to the committing a serious crime such as killing, or attempting to kill their bullies. Cyber bullying can also lead to teens having low self-esteem and thinking down on themselves.
Everyday, young adults get involved in unsafe activities that could endanger them. Children are being aloud access to Illegal or inappropriate materials that can be found in the internet. Teenagers are downloading things illegally and copyrighting material for free. Some criminals use the internet for spreading computer viruses or even intercepting credit card or bank details for dreadful purposes. According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, the students that use the internet more than three hours a day are more likely to fall prey to sexual exploitation.