There are many stories that have happened that led to athletes getting punished because of social media. Once, there was a boy who was stripped of the player of the year award in basketball after being caught posting swears to the other team. Social media is a trap for athletes. There are consequences for your actions, but one major one, can ruin your reputation and ruin your life. For college recruitment, many colleges had to stop looking at the top kids in the country because of posting illegal drugs being used.
On top of this cyber bullies can seem much more intimidating because children don 't know who is bullying them and victims feel like they don 't have a way of figuring it out. According to Lia Rainal, member of the website youth panel, “Anonymous internet users, can come in many forms from people stirring up trouble to hateful bullies on personal sites.” (1) Cyber Bullies can take control of their victims through technology because to the victim they can seem invisible As you can see anonymous cyber bullies are much more dangerous than traditional bullies. In many ways that include making the victims feel lost and making the victims feel like they are hopless.
The internet used to be a source for researching information, but today it is used as a battle field of hate and shame. Many people are using social media as a way of being spiteful and mean to others. People are sometimes being recorded against their will and placed on internet sites for other people to view. Some may see it as a funny joke, but the person who it is actually happening to sees it as humiliating and violating. The first example that Bennett used was about the Star Wars kid and how he not knowingly got filmed reenacting scenes from the Star Wars film.
Bystanders can also be online. They can watch/read all the bad things on the internet. The bully gets on social media and bothers you, but the bystander does nothing. If this happens to you, tell an adult or teacher and they could stop it. In conclusion, bystanders are even more horrible as bullies.
The fact that social media platforms allow teenagers to communicate indirectly only makes it easier to be cruel to others. Psychologist Dr. Donna Wick mentioned that teenagers text all sorts of things that many people would never contemplate saying to anyone’s face. They judge other people’s looks and lives. They post hurtful and mean comments; moreover, they also spread false rumors. This will mentally hurt the bullying victim.
Fights, divorces, cyber bullying, and so much more tragedies happened on social media daily. Social media is harmful for society. This can be proven by how many people have regretted something they have posted on social media, how many relationships have been affected because of social media, and the dangers of false identities on social media. Have people ever thought of how dangerous social media could actually be? Social media has affected many people's lives in a negative way.
According to the Kamaron Institute, “Cyber bullying often takes the form of cyber gossip, where damaging context is based on whim; not facts, and is posted on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook” (Ross 1). Bullying takes a heavy toll on the victims no matter how they are bullied. Cyber-gossip is one of the most frequent forms of bullying because it takes place over a screen. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, “Subjects of rumors were bullied frequently by 17 percent and overall bullied ever by 59.9 percent” (Nansel et al. 1).
Social media is very influental on everyone, from small children to adults. Social media as a negative imacts and positive impacts. Social media is being used in ways that shape politics, business, World culture, education, and more. Social media has been blamed for promoting social ills such as cybercrime. Social media is very influental for life.
The internet has many uses and can teach us many great things but letting children use it can lead to bad things, such as changes in attitude, thought process and general health conditions. It could corrupt their minds in ways that may not be suitable for the youth. An example of negative access to the internet would have to violence. Violence through online access is very common these days, considering some children are not aware of what others think of them. The lack of protection could make them vulnerable to the harsh world of the internet.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying refers to the use of mobile phones, chat rooms, or social networking sites, like Twitter or Facebook, to threaten, intimidate, or hurt someone. Despite technology having numerous benefits for people, it also has a bad side that involves being used by young people or adults to cause harm. The growing problem of cyber bullying has not yet been addressed effectively and continues to cause a lot of harm for many people both young and old. The paper is an argumentative analysis of the threatening widespread issue and a counterargument for the same. Cyber bullying to date remains to be a threatening issue in many areas of the world.