This can impact their mood, emotions, and the way they use their time. In conclusion, Social media can be harmful for our society. Networks can hurt social skills, and cause cyber bullying. And most importantly it just is not safe. Even though others may think the total of pros out number the cons of social media.
National statistics state that 55.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students have experienced cyberbullying. It is hard to believe that about 160,000 students stay home from school every day because of bullying. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, girls are more likely than boys to experience cyberbullying. They are also more likely to be the ones who post unsolicited pictures of others online to embarrass them. It also states that members of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are twice as likely to commit suicide due to cyberbullying.
People can lose security by having a social media account. Today, many social media account owners have talked to strangers on the Internet. According to a website called Child Abduction and The Internet, sixteen percent of teens are thinking about meeting strangers they talk to through social media. Eight percent of teens have already met with someone that they only know through the Internet. This can be very dangerous because many people make fake accounts pretending to be someone else.
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. Seven out the ten said Instagram made them feel worse about body image and half of the age group in between fourteen to twenty-four reported Instagram and Facebook exacerbated the feeling of anxiety. Two-thirds said Facebook made cyber-bullying worse. As result, we know most the young adults are receiving negative
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.
People post all sorts of stuff online, but they only show the best of it, the part where they seem happy, perfect and having a lot of fun. Therefore, people looking at these pictures and especially teenagers will compare themselves to their peers and think “why isn’t my life like that?” or “I will never be that cool”. But in reality, their peers are not having as much fun as it appears because they are on their phones the whole time trying to capture the perfect picture to post on social media rather than living in the moment. These comparisons that young people make often leaves them feeling insecure about themselves and eventually lowers their self-esteem as they are comparing themselves to perfectly crafted representations of peoples life that isn’t truthful. According to Jill Emanuele, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute “Kids view social media through the lens of their own lives.
We live in the time where social media is the main medium of communication. Twenty-first century learners spend a lot of free time online. They use it extensively to get global access. It becomes a raging craze for everyone nowadays. Although social media may have change the world for the better, it may also cause distraction to students, it changes the way they interact with others and it causes psychological changes or other health problems.
With the world evolving each day, the internet evolves with us. Therefore new websites are being created to fit the needs of each person, business, dating, friendships. Paragraph #3 - Cyberbullying Not only does social networking just for sharing photo’s or connecting with one another, it is also a leading cause of cyberbullying. Because social networking is used almost everywhere and used by everyone, it’s hard to not be apart of it if it’s in your everyday life. Today, cyberbullying can cause teens to be more anti-social when all they’re worrying about is
Video editing is such a massive part of our lives today. In terms of social media, which I’m sure most people use, videos are streamed on pretty much any site. YouTube itself has about 1 billion users each month. Every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube. The number of hours people are watching on YouTube each month is up 50% year over year.