Young people are assumed to be less concerned with their privacy and to value their privacy less compared to older people (Nussbaum 2007; Palfrey and Gasser 2008). Steijn and Vedder bring two contradicting facts 1. Significant number of studies has reported that younger people are indeed less concerned with privacy than older individuals (Fox et al. 2000; Marketing-Charts 2009; Paine et al. 2007; Zukowski and Brown 2007).
Despite the fact that most social networking sites having settings for your choosing of level of privacy, most users still do not realise how much information they are revealing to strangers or the public, especially when these social networking sites changes their security policies and the users are simply just not bothered to take a second look at their settings. An evident form of invasion of privacy by the social media is tagging on these social networking sites. Most social networking sites have a “tagging” option that unless you make an effort to turn it on, strangers, and acquaintances may be able to find out sensitive information that may endanger us. For instance, Keri McMullen posted that she was heading out and only to return home to a house that was robbed. Going through the video, she realised that the man had looked like someone she had friended on Facebook a while ago.
However, many off turn a blind eye to the negative impact it has and will continue to have on society. For instance, although the ability to share images and videos with loved ones instantaneously regardless of where they are in the world is amazing; a simple oversight in the privacy settings could potentially place those pictures and/or videos in the wrong hands, which could be used to bully. In fact, “the depression and anxiety from cyberbullying are significant and have been the cause of many suicides in America” (Richards, Caldwell, & Go, 2015). Therefore, it is imperative that social media is not only monitored, but usage is
How has social media changed the way teenagers communicate in society today? Introduction I chose this topic because social media has grown to be one of the industries with the fastest growth in the world and teenagers impacted this growth. According to a Pew Research Center study, 92 percent of teenagers are online daily, making them “the most active social media participants of any demographic.” Since teenagers spend the majority of their time on the internet, the relationships with their families and friends is affected. Even if social media has changed the way we communicate in our society, I believe social media has changed us for the better because we are now able to connect with friends and family in a matter of seconds, no matter
How do they ensure the safety of users? Facebook, Twitter, and some blogging sites offer options that assist in protecting other users from viewing personal information. According to Bowles (2014), Facebook has privacy controls on most aspects of the site. Users are able to limit the audiences that view personal content or review tags that are posted from other individuals (7.3, para.7). Although this is in place, as mentioned earlier, privacy is not 100% guaranteed and the information put out on the web is forever out there.
In case of social media, we benefit from having easier access to information, the many updates on social news and the ability to intercommunicate with people. It also helped us to be more vivid so that we can express our feelings and thoughts without having them questioned. Privacy wise, it has affected us by making us feel that "snooping and stalking into other people's life" is alright. Our morale on respecting other people's privacy became unimportant as their "life" are now
I think it is an invasion of privacy but it is not against the law. We should all know by now that nothing is private on the web. Companies should tell their users that they use their information. This teaches a lesson to always remember that everything we do in this century is tracked and recored. If you do not want someone knowing do not put it on the web.
Social media networks are harmful to our society for many different reasons, such as lowering your self-esteem, time wasting and safety on the web. First, the internet usually lowers self-confidence and this leads to depression. According to "My Secure Cyberspace, "Think Time: Teens and Social Networks," about "39 % of teens have been bullied online." That means almost half of the teens using sites on the web have been cyberbullied. Bullying in general is not good for people.
With so much sharing going on, issues over privacy will always be a big concern. Whether it's a question of social sites owning your content after it's posted, becoming a target after sharing your geographical location online, or even getting in trouble at work after tweeting something inappropriate – sharing too much with the public can open up all sorts of problems that sometimes can't ever be undone. Social peer pressure and cyber bullying. For people struggling to fit in with their peers—especially teens and young adults – the pressure to do certain things or act a certain way can be even worse on social media than it is at school or any other offline