Social media is another way of communication through technology. The social media trend is growing rapidly. It has become a daily routine for most people. Social media is affecting the world in many different ways. It was initially made to be a positive way of communicating, but over the years it has has a lot of negative impacts. One of the most known impacts is cyberbullying. Cyber Bullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person (Niemer 4). Although many adults experience this issue it is more common in teenagers. “For many teens, he explains, social media is not just apart of their life, it is their social world” (qtd. in Niemer 9). Studies show that 95 percent of ages between 12 and 17 have access to social media and 15 percent had experienced cyberbullying (Horn). These acts have caused depression in most teenagers. “In fact, a number of studies have found a connection between depression and social media victimization” (Miller 387). Some teenagers are even afraid to stand up for themselves. The usage of social media has caused an increase in fear.
History has taught us that with advances in technology, there are inevitably abusive applications of it. The internet is no longer a way to only acquire information, researching, emailing, and entertainment purposes. Now that society accounts social networking as a means to communicate with users all around the world, individuals can now use these sites to launch viral and seemingly indefensible assault on one's peers. While name calling and bullying behaviors have always been an unfortunate aspect of childhood and adolescence, the misuse of social networking sites in today's society have served as a tool for bullying now defined as cyberbullying. Social networking sites create a negative atmosphere amongst adolescents in means to cyberbullying their fellow peers.
Do you think social media is harmful or beneficial to us? I say it can be both harmful and beneficial to us. Do you think that it is more harmful or more beneficial to us? It is more beneficial to us than more harmful to us for many reasons. Do you think that social media is harmful to kids and should just stay in parents hands? Kids can handle social media to not just parents. Although; people may say that social media is bad for our community's. It can be very helpful to the human race. Some people may say that social media can break up relationships, or distracted kids from their schoolwork, or even lower people's self-esteem. But social media can do the complete opposite, it can help people get into relationships, social media helps market small businesses, and it can help students with school work.
Social media is another way of communication through technology. The social media trend is growing rapidly. It has become a daily routine for most people. Social media is affecting the world in many different ways. It was initially made to be a positive way of communicating, but over the years it has has a lot of negative impacts. One of the most known impacts is cyberbullying. Cyber Bullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person (Niemer 4). Although many adults experience this issue it is more common in teenagers. “For many teens, he explains, social media is not just a part of their life, it is their social world” (qtd. in Niemer 9). Studies show that 95 percent of ages between 12 and 17 have access to social media and 15 percent had experienced cyberbullying (Horn). These acts have caused depression in most teenagers. “In fact, a number of studies have found a connection between depression and social media victimization” (Miller 387). Some teenagers are afraid to stand up for themselves. The use of social media has caused an increase in fear.
Social media is the ultimate platform for bullies. Using social media, perpetrators can bully their victims to the point of anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, suicidal ideations and in some cases to the committal of the suicidal act. Cyberbullying is defined as the deliberate repetition of hostility toward a group or persons with the intent to induce psychological, emotional, or physical harm through the use of digital communication (Niels, Menno, et. Al, 2013). A study conducted in 2014, stated that nearly 75% of school age youth have been the victim of cyberbullying (Giumetti, Kowalski, et al., 2014).
There are advantages and disadvantages for those who use social media. The advantages of social media are that people can stay connected with family, friends and up to date with current trends. People are also able to use social media to find romance, a new job, product referrals, sharing like-minded beliefs and accessing news in real time. Some disadvantages of social media can by cyber bullying, invasion of privacy, fraud and identity theft. According to "Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Networking" (n.d.), “Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, every day of the
There are many opinions about social media and how it is used. There are a lot of people that would agree that social media sites have a negative impact on society. Even though sites like twitter allow everyone to connect to anyone in the entire world, police have found that social media has helped solve crimes around the world ranging from petty theft to murder to cybercrimes. The way we use social media has changed over the years. At the beginning social media was just a way to stay connected with friends and see what they were up too. Now social media is the tool that police use to help capture criminals. They use it as a tool because of how wide spread social media is.
As the drastic increase of social media networks has increased, so too has the cyberbullying prevalence. Merriam-Webster defines cyberbullying as the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person often done anonymously. Kassandra Gahagan and her fellow colleagues studied cyberbullying among students and its outcomes. Studies show higher rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors with victims of cyberbullying, along with higher rates of depression, anxiety and paranoia (Gahagan, Vaterlaus & Frost, 2015). While cyberbullying can be both intentional or unintentional, it is a negative process which effects the victim. This includes comments, posts without consent and messages. The study conducted sought to determine the prevalence of cyberbullying among young adults and the negative outcomes through asking three questions.
Today, social media is a term that one and all recognizes. Even the furthermost areas of the world have at least caught a whiff of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and are more than likely using them on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, the creation of social media has also led to the making of cyberbullying and cyberbullies, people who target individuals over a social media platform. Cyberbully is a word that scares most parents who have grade school, middle school or high school aged children and is taught to be avoided in elementaries, junior highs and high schools around the world.
Social media is a mounting crime and danger stopper. With everyone using social media sources, such as, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, peoples cameras are always up and ready to record entertainment.With the media up and significantly going daily, the chances of someone catching a robber, mugger, convict, or criminal rises, because people post everything. Law enforcement is even using social media to their benefit now, posting, and sending danger, and warning signals, before natural disasters, when convicts are on the loose, and even when people get kidnapped. We should stop thinking of social media as a drawback, and use it to our advantage, because everything is at our
As social media gets popular and provides an easier access to the Internet, the more difficult it gets to control people’s outburst. Many people wonder, “What is the difference between traditional bullying and cyber bullying?” “What is cyber bullying?” Traditional bullying is when a person is bullying another person face to face. However, with cyber bullying is different. Cyber bullying occurs through out social media and on the Internet. Once in a while I overhear a person questioning about how teens and young kids use social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and etc. Social media has its pros and cons, pro because it gives us an easier to access to sources when we need it right away. Social media also has its cons because social media is very powerful tools, which can be taken advantage of like for example, making shanky comments on pictures or post inappropriate information about another person. Therefore, how fast is cyberbullying expending? How can we use the Internet in a positive way? Two great essays by Jesse Fleck, Leigh Johnson-Migalski, Jemica Carter, and Feleta Wilson explain these reasoning’s.
Sharing news, beliefs, and interest are just a few of the things social media allows us to do. Social media enables us to do these thing in spreading content faster than any other source of media.(Grove) Tv and newpapers are longer the first go to for information, social media is. Social media is where many people turn to first for critical news and updates. In fact, there is no limit when it comes to the amount of people social media reached and effectes. One of the main purposes of socail media is to send important and vital information to todays public. This includes vital information like prosecution of criminals, in fact the International Association of Chiefs of Police found that “ 85% police departments use social media to solve crimes.The Boston Marathon is a perfect case of representation for USA Today states that A quarter of Americans got information about the devastating explosions and the hunt for the bombers on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.” (Petrecca) Sharing information through social media betters the education of society in general. Publically educating society on current events and educating todays students on a new interactive platform. Not only educating society on current events, but allowing student to interactively learn and earn a better education, “In fact at George Middle School in Portland, Oregon, introduced a social media program to engage students, grades went up by 50%.” (Edmodo) Here social media is seen to improve the education of students due
Social media is one of the biggest common use of technology teenagers use daily. To understand what this is , “Cyberbullying
The use of Social media has flourished to a great extent in today’s world. It has played a significant role by providing a platform for people to connect, communicate, share ideas and so on. Facebook, twitter, Instagram are some of the most common social networking sites that usually intrigue us. The day is not far where everyone in this world will have a Facebook account one day. We obviously know the benefits are derived from the use of social media, but have you ever thought that it can also lead you to a serious threat? I personally liked social networking until I found that it advocates laziness by wasting my precious time. Indeed, I was just thinking about this today and how awesome it was a decade ago when friends would call me just to say hi. Nowadays, it seems everything that is posted is like my junk mail full of advertisements and borrowed quotes. I came to realize that Social Media is actually not secure these days. You’ll be surprised how the evolution of technology has had an adverse effect on this growing society. So, is social media really a blessing?
Today, it is very easy to obtain information of any kind. Thanks to the convergence and development of technology. “The Internet”, which today is one of the easiest ways to obtain quick information without allot of effort. There are millions of people from around the world that use the Internet as a tool to communicate, search, and find information on about any topic imaginable. (Aynur, Nejat, 2015). In this Essay on Social Media, we will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of easily obtainable information, the advantages and disadvantages of social media, and importantly how knowing of these things can alter how a person might use social media, as well as the credibility issues that arise from the information on