Teens can post anything to the public to damage one’s self confidence. According to the article “Cyberbullying and Bullying Statistics 2014, Finally!” from the website www.nobullying.com young people found to be twice as likely to be cyberbullied on Facebook as on any other social networking cite. These hate posts can be harmful, embarrassing, harassing, or even threatening causing teens to feel extremely uncomfortable. If society would stop posting hate on the internet towards different people, then others could feel more comfortable around each other. In addition to cyberbullying, social media puts students at risk.
Since teenagers spend the majority of their time on social media, there is less time for face to face interaction with family members or loved ones. 47% of social media users with ages between 18 and 34 reported that they use social media or they text during meals. Because they are detached from reality, many relationships can be affected by social media. Also, some of the major negative effect of social media is the lack of privacy and social detriments. Many teenagers are often too open to the public and they may be unaware that their personal information may be hacked and used by other people.
Since 2017, there are 2.46 billion social media users. Many people use social media to follow their friends, and some people use social media to brighten others’ day. After reading one of the article,” Student examines negative effects of social media on teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky, which discusses the harmful side of social media, and talks about how it affects kids. After reading the other article“The Upside of Selfies: Social media isn’t all bad for kids”, by Kelly Wallace (CNN), which shows that social media can be beneficial to teens,and how it helps them. After reading the two articles, it has been concluded that social media can be harmful; but, there is more evidence to support that social media can be beneficial.
How Social Media Effects Teenagers The How and Why of Choosing the Subject My goal for this project is to inform teenagers about the risks associated with social media and how they can avoid it. Teens have turned social media into a crutch for verbal social contact. Instead of having experience out in the real world with friends and family, teens have become attached and dependent on social media. In my project, I wish to show that this is happening not to someone you do not know, but someone you do. I wish to tell why social media is a dangerous platform that has taken a hold of teenagers lives.
Motives for cyberbullying are usually cruel and illogical. The usual cause for cyberbullying is something the victim cannot change, for example their hair color, height, skin tone, and many other things. Some target examples are: being obese, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and lesbian. Some victims try and get even with the bully, which is something you do not want to do or it could make matters worse. (“Cyber”) Some people ask, what is cyberbullying?
Some people say that social media is dangerous for kids because it changes their behaviors and more importantly it affects their learning for school. It is dangerous because, they never know who they are chatting with online. Social media changes children 's behaviors because they do unhealthy things that are intended for people over 18 years of age. It also affects their education in a bad way by using abbreviations or slang that threatens their skills in writing. However, others say that social media is beneficial for kids because researchers see them expressing themselves on it.
This is supported by Ryan, & Xenos. (2011) that stated that Facebook gives an impact on one’s personality in terms that they tend to be more extravert (outgoing) and narcissistic. In Contrast, according to Chen and Bryer (2012), Facebooks makes the users realistic and honest. Moreover, past researchers state that Facebook can give positive and negative impacts on Education. Canales et al,.
Everyone is familiar with the term 'bully '. Bulling is using one 's strength to intimidate someone. Bullying a person on social media is referred to as 'cyber bulling '. Cyber bulling may be greater than bullying someone in person. The idea of cyber bullying is so great that there are laws against it.
In a report by American Academy of Pediatrics, they list out risks by using social media. One risk that stood out was the online harassment, because it gave in great detail the psychological outcome that could lead to suicide. With having the ease of access to internet at such young ages, parents need to be involved in their child 's life at all times. Something I found interesting is, if you were to go to google and search 'suicide ' results of the search show definitions, methods, and media coverage. Children who have access to this sort of information could influence their mental health in a way that could be life threatening from what they have experienced by using social media at such a young age.
Social networks can often be described as a dangerous place too, and how harmful they are to our society. People are getting cyber bullied daily. It often hurts our social skills, And social media is just unsafe for others using it. It can affect the choices we make, And change the course of our lives by peer pressure or popularity. First, cyber bullying.