Have unpleasant messages ever been sent to you by the same person? If you have, this person is cyber bullying you. More than twenty-five percent of teens are bullied through social media. Bullying can lower someone 's self esteem. Sometimes when bullying is taken too far, the victims can get hurt.
According to the Pew Research Center survey, that majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram. We see social media as a great way to communicate and socialize, but most of us did not realize that social media “secretly” link to the Depression. Depression is a common mood disorder that affects the way we think and feel. One of the characteristics of depression is low self-esteem, and it can easily come from the unrealistic body figure comparisons and harsh judgments from the social media. According to a 2017 study by The Royal Society of Public Health indicted Snapchat and Instagram were the two to inspire feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in the age group between fifteen to twenty-five.
Self-image, according to dictionary.com, is the idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself. Self-image can be affected by many outside sources. One of the biggest factors affecting self-image is media. As per an article on the HuffPost website, 60% of people using social media reported that it has impacted their self-esteem in a negative way. This was proved by a poll of men and women 28-73 who were active social media users.
In addition to this, 39% of social network users say they have been cyberbullied in some sort of way. Why do kids cyberbully? Statistics show that 11% of them want to show off to their friends while 14% do it simply to be mean. Some people are out for revenge and want to get back at someone who they think deserve it. National statistics state that 55.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students have experienced cyberbullying.
People can go on any social media page and make fake accounts. Being cyber bullied can lead to having low confidence in themselves and even being suicidal. People should be prosecuted for cyber bullying other kids. Secondly, nearly one in three teens admit to being cyber bullied. Cyber bullying can lead to being physically injured.
As teenagers are now allowed smart phones and have access to social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, there is now a larger pool for bullies to pick their victims. A lot of the time, the bullies are someone the victim knows. Often it is more than just one person online doing the bullying, which can make the victim feel overwhelmed. The victims are often targeted for simple meaningless flaws. These flaws can be anything, ranging from being overweight to being too nerdy or sometimes the victim is picked just because they are there.
That being said many people turn to the internet and social media as a way to help with their mental health. With an advanced spectrum of mental health disorders, those who have no access to care, are left self-diagnosing, and researching ways to help themselves. Turning to Facebook pages labeled 'depression ' could give useful information, or negatively influence the person reading by scrolling by something they do not agree with. A problem with today 's society and the way we have access to the internet is you can look anything up at any moment. In a report by American Academy of Pediatrics, they list out risks by using social media.
According to a 2010 survey by the Cyberbullying Research Center, one in five youths between the ages of 10 and 18 have either been a victim or have participated in cyberbullying themselves. Cyberbullying affect about half of the teen in the United States according to the National Crime Prevention Association (Peterson). ¶¶According to a study released by the University of British Columbia, cyberbullying is a big problem, even more common than traditional bullying. About 25 to 30 percent of the young people surveyed admitted experiencing or taking part in cyberbullying, but only 12 percent said the same about traditional bullying (Lehmann). Some teens don’t think that they are doing any harm to others when they are online.
Technology can be useful for many things like making information more accessible or communication. However, there are many disadvantages to technology. The article “Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds”, written by Elise Hu, is about how social media has a way of putting people down and upsetting them. In the article “No, Kids CAN’T study while they’re texting: Research finds teenagers struggle with multitasking”, written by Jenny Awford, talks about how teens have difficulty multitasking when technology is present. The article “Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age”, by Carla Rivera, is about how college students use technology to cheat on their assignments.
Teens use social media apps like twitter, Facebook, Instagram, kik, and snapchat just to show off to their friends and what I don’t understand is why you would use social media to show off when you can do other things to show off like get good grades on your test, quiz’s, report cards, and progress reports. By using social media teens are becoming depressed and angry and even commenting suicide all because of cyber bullies on internet and social media sites like Facebook, kik, snapchat, Instagram, Myspace, and twitter. Also its not only teens that’s get cyber bullied some celebrities get cyber bullied to like Tamera Mowry-Housley when she tweeted about her political view she got attacked by all of her followers. Mostly it’s the teens that are getting bullied not that many people or celebrities are getting bully . Bullying takes place everyday some where in the Us mostly in school
The Journal of Youth and Adolescence stated that technology was not the cause of relationship abuse, but it was a platform for it. About 6% of teenagers confessed that their partners uploaded embarrassing pictures of them on the web. More than half reported physical abuse. The study included males and females of different races. This article really shows how dating abuse has escalated during the years.