Social media use should be limited for teens due to unsafe content, increased anxiety and depression, along with dishonest individuals and other dangers. One reason that teens should have restraints for social media is that it contains risky and explicit content, and can make things seem more apparent than they really are in society. Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, all tend to have advertisements for the selling of products, especially aimed at teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). However, once clicked on, the user could be taken to sites that are possibly unsuitable for teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality.
Teenagers are the most risky age because in this age they learn how to interact with people and build relationships. Second, it causes crimes towards children. Using social media can be harmful and not good for children unless parents watch their children and what they are doing online. There Is a study who said that 93% of children between the ages 12 – 17 use the internet and 63% from them use it daily.it is also dangerous for children who search for not good websites and that sometimes cause a psychological problems in their minds. Third, it leads to identity theft.
Any person with technology can know almost anything about everyone because of the Internet. Bullies can use this power to embarrass a child with personal information that would not be revealed without the Internet. Any type of bullying can hurt someone, but only cyberbullying can hurt someone by embarrassing the person in front of millions. In an article about prosecuting cyber-bullies, the author writes, “While a traditional bully might be able to embarrass his or her victim in front of a few other schoolmates, cyber-bullies … have the ability to humiliate their targets … in front of potentially thousands or even millions of viewers” (“Prosecuting Cyberbullies”). If a bully in the non-technology world showed an embarrassing photo of a victim, only a few people would have access to see.
Cyber bullying can lead to suicides and depression among the teens that are going through the bullying, parents also take a big role in this situation. They start to notice how their kids start to act around certain people, they also notice it when they try to talk to their son or daughter and they keep a minimum talk. The act of cyber bullying can result into a charge of juvenile delinquency, they usually don 't give you a verbal warning they just do it. A school teen that has experienced cyberbullying from an anonymous person they will most likely feel helpless and isolated during the attack, sometimes the hurting message sent to them can be permanent and be real difficult for them to
In “Is Facebook damaging your brain and health” she wrote that Facebook has a very big problem with being linked to depression and if not solved many people could be ruined by it. Facebook makes it hard to focus on work, or even create time for your family, just because everyone would rather be on Facebook. Jan stated, “Most of the time Facebook seems pretty harmless but have you ever stopped to consider the negative effects Facebook may have on your health, productivity and person identity. Facebook also caused many people to become self-obsessed or even addicted. Many people get the disorder called Narcissism, which makes people come off like they are better than everyone else does or being very arrogant.
The social networks that include Facebook, Twitter, Google and Instagram, have been seen to encourage sharing visual images like pictures and videos. In the process of socializing through the existing social networks, many people have put their own privacy at stake. This has brought about many cases of cyber bullying, hacking by use of social engineering techniques and other cases of cyber-crime (Bilge, 2012). There have been instances where parents have posted videos of their children which has raised a lot of concern about how safe will the children be after such exposure to the world. Sociologists have argued that it is never in the best interest of a child if he or she is exposed to an unknown audience without his or her knowledge (Tad, 2010).
There are several causes and effects of cyberattacks, the major causes are economical, personal and ideological. “A cyberattack is an attack launched from one computer or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks, consisting of 3 major types, phishing, malware, and denial of service” (Fruhlinger). On a law definition “a cyberattack or cybercrime, refers to any illegal action that involves a network or computer that may have been used to commit a crime or may be the target of a crime” (Laws). The first personal computer, similar to what we have today, was the IBM PC, released in 1981 (Computer hope). It wasn’t until 1986 when the computer fraud and abuse act was established under the section 1030(a)(5)(A); law that
Since most of the conversation are took place on Facebook, Twitter and Myspace, the users of social networking technology are really concerned about public evaluation. Nowadays, social media distract youngsters learning concentration. Many researchers believe that Social Networking is becoming an addict. 50% of middle school, high school and college students check facebook at least once during 15 minutes of study. And so continuation of this leads to addiction toward the facebook changing students mind from lesson
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.).
First, the anonymity of cyberbullies gives the bully a huge advantage. Bullies will be harsher online because the fake username or email address will make them feel more powerful and confident. Secondly, technology today can make bullying have a more damaging effect. Kids and teens today should not be being harassed online, to the point where technology is hurting their lives instead of helping. Nobody should ever feel like ending their lives because of bullying.