How Social Networking Has Affected the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

1982 Words Jan 31st, 2013 8 Pages
Raina Harden
Mr. Kern

Research

15 December, 2012

How Social Networking Has Affected the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

Social networks are a fun way to communicate, interact with friends, and enjoy online schooling, but are also harmful due to the harassment of cyber bullies and predators. Social networks/medias show their good side when we are all having fun on them, communicating with our friends. It is a fun and interactive way to converse, and meet new people; it gives people opportunities to learn characteristics that they have in common with each other, and make stronger relationships. Some people use Facebook, Twitter, and even Myspace to communicate with their friends; usually it is to make them aware of
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Most people don’t worry about the harm that an unknown Facebook friend, or Twitter follower is capable of; they mostly think “Yay! A new follower/friend! I’m so popular!” Well, yeah, maybe they’re popular in the mind of a predator, but people should still watch out for situations like that because you never know when your life is at risk.

Cyber bullying is a form of harassment via social networks; it causes its victims – mainly teenagers between the ages of fourteen and seventeen – to become emotionally and mentally scarred by its use. The web article “Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?” updated in September, 2012, urge, social networking sites make cyber bullying - a form of bullying that occurs online - easier and more public than bullying through other online activities such as email and instant messaging. Cyber bullying can be classified as just commenting on someone’s picture on Facebook, saying that their hair is really messed up. But other form’s of cyber bullying can be calling someone out in a status, calling them ugly, or fat, or any hurtful word. It can differ, but all forms of it can be hurtful and send anyone of the edge. The web article “Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?” updated in September, 2012, “A 2009 study found that 17.3% of middle school students have been victims of cyber bullying; victims often experience a drop in grades,
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