Impact Of Social Networking. A Social Networking Is An

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Impact of Social Networking A social networking is an online interaction service that managed to build people and connect them with shared interest. Social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter has attracted millions of users who have integrated these sites into their daily practices. Last year, there were 483 million daily active users on average in December 2011 and they had 845 million monthly active users at the end of the said year (Facebook, 2011). Moreover, these sites are becoming so popular in the status quo because it continuously attracts many people especially Teenagers since their interests are being catered by these websites. Besides, virtual communities enhance people’s friendship and love…show more content…
Cyber bullying is known as “bullying through information or communication technologies” (Webster, n.d. 2011), tools such as, e-mails mobile phone text messages, phone calls, internet chat rooms, instant messaging and most importantly, social networking websites such as Myspace, and Facebook. Researchers have made an effort on the outstanding reasons why social networking greatly causes cyber bullying to teenagers (Hardcastle, M. 2012). To begin with, there are a lot of reasons why social networking causes cyber bullying. According to Rebecca Sweeney (Online Conference on Networks and Communities, 2011), social networking has been used as a stage for bullies to say things they might not usually say to someone in person. This is because they do not have the feeling of fear anymore since there is anonymity and no physical proximity on the victims. Bullies could just easily influence or attack their victims. These attacks contain getting threatening messages; having their private emails or text messages forwarded without permission; having a harassing picture posted without permission; or having rumors about them spread online. Another, bullies can come in online contact with their victims anytime, anywhere, day or night and not just in a school yard; making online bullying more reachable. Also, bullies have this feeling of certainty whenever they are online due to the lack of unease already, allowing them to do what they want and it has a very wide public
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