Using electronic communication comes along with many effects. One of the big effects it causes is kids become less social and they keep to themselves. The more media means the less happy they become and the more likely they are to get in trouble. Using media does more harm to yourself than anybody. Antisocial behaviors build up and people become more self-centered. “It is like they don’t want to talk to people” (Gormly 2). It shows that they are lazy, rude, and impersonal. Not wanting to talk to others ruins family relationships and social lives. Many say “it feels like their lives are continually
As the Internet developed, it brings a lot of benefits, such as getting information much quicker; however, it also brings problem. One problem that Internet brings to today’s society is children’s safety on virtual world; there are a lot of temptations attract kids on the Internet. This issue Coben discusses is a particularly controversial one because it’s hard for parents ignore the dangerous on the Internet; on the other hand, if parents surveillance kids’ privacy world, it’s really embarrassed for children. How could we solve this problem? What is a compromise way for both parents and children? Coben thinks parents should use spyware on the computer, but not surreptitious doing this; parents should tell
It is not uncommon for someone to exaggerate the truth or to leave out facts about themselves on the web. In fact, you may even find that the person you thought you knew on the internet is nothing like their profiles in real life. Whether it is to stand out in the crowd or to fool someone into thinking you are someone else entirely, you should not believe everything you see or read online. With photo enhancements, little white lies, and the scam termed catfishing, you just never really know who you are talking to or what their intentions are. Michele Fleming and Debra Rickwood, authors of “Teens in Cyberspace”, determine that parents and the public share the concern of teens encountering predators and pedophiles on the internet and could lead to inappropriate relationships on and off the web. The young generation typically communicates with peers and people close in age, however, Fleming and Rickwood advise “Even though many teens appear Net-savvy, they still need to be reminded of the potential dangers lurking online. There may be many friends in cyberspace but there are undoubtedly a number of
By restricting access and deterring inappropriate use. Children and young people still seem to experience some possible risks. Such as, contact with people not known to them and cyber-bullying. Which emphasises just two safeguarding issues derived from the national concerns highlighted from the e- safety policy. Therefore, to give a fuller picture of safeguarding issues more research would be beneficial. However, as stated by EUKGO (2014) not all contact young people have with people not already known to them is bad.so by restricting a child’s use of communication sites could result in lost opportunities for children and young people to socialise. Therefore, as suggested by Byron, (2014) approaching on-line risks the same as offline risks will take into consideration the bigger picture of how the internet affects the child when they are on-line and off line.as the quote from the 12 year old girl showed, in the EUKGO 2014 “It’s easier to say horrible stuff about people on [the Internet]. It got really horrible in Year 10. Lots of people were being bullying over [the Internet]. It gets brought into school. When friends do this, it’s horrible. It makes you really upset. You don’t want to go into school
Cyberbullies can hurt children and sexual predators stalk the internet. As Coben stated, “First we've all read about the young boy unknowingly conversing with a pedophile of a girl who was cyber bullied to the point where she committed suicide”(Coben). Cyberbullies attack children, but if parents had spyware they might be able to prevent these attacks. Suzanne Choney from NBC News stated, “with recent cases like that of a 14-Year old boy posting a sexually explicit video of himself with a 14- year old girl on facebook”(Choney). Monitoring teens while on social media could save children from sexual exploits. Although spyware may protect children from the dangers, it is also an invasion of privacy. As Dr Peggy Drexler asserted “its not the fault of the social media...The best policy is to give kids their privacy”(Drexler). Spyware is an invasion of privacy and may cause children to lose trust in their parents, but it is the parent's responsibility to protect their child. As Coben stated”...but surrendering parental responsibility to a machine that allows the entire world access to your home borders on negligence”(Coben). In addition, Coben also states that every thing that children put on the internet can be seen by everyone, “Shouldn't he learn now the internet is not a haven of privacy”(Coben).
This could negatively affect the children, because this would make it harder for parents to teach their kids manners and/or talk to them about the process of growing up. In "What Adolescents Miss Growing Up in Cyberspace," Brent Staples argues that children that have easy access to internet connection have a difficult time maturing. He points out that people who often use electronic devices have a hard time socializing in person: "teenagers nowadays are both more connected to the world at large than ever, and more cut off from the social encounters that have historically prepared young people for-the move-into adulthood." Having internet connection allows children to gain information they do not need to know (such as sex, drugs, prison, family problems, and etc.) So when their parents try to educate their children about the process of growing up, the child feels like they know everything their parent is going to say because they have already gained some information about the subject on social
According to guardchild.com, 17% of teens surveyed stated that they received an email or an online message with photos or words that made them feel uncomfortable, and only 7% of parents were aware of this. In an article titled “The Undercover Parent” by Harlan Coben, it explains about the idea about parents using spyware on their children. Everything a child types can already be seen by the world, even pedophiles or online bullies. Coben supports the idea; however, he feels that showing the article to a child is better because it can lead to a to a conversation about concerns the parents may have. Parents should monitor their children’s online behavior because they want to keep their children safe from cyber bullies and pedophiles.
A study done by BMC Public Health showed that children start to show interest toward the Internet during their late years in elementary and middle school. This, therefore, helps spur the idea of teaching children and young adult on how to use the Internet safely and to start teaching at a younger age now. BMC and the British Journal both agree that medical professionals and teachers are not informed enough about the dangers that the Internet holds to be able to help and “treat” the children who struggle with cyberbullying. They believe that every individual should be aware of the issues that are often caused by social media and the Internet so that others can protect themselves and help others before they are blackmailed. Teaching Internet safety is essential with the constantly growing social networks and advancing technology in today’s society where almost everything is computer based and anyone can see
Unfortunately, children are also exposed to a world where their personal information can be available to people around the world, and they might be threatened or intimidated by others. Youngwood is aware of the fact that parents cannot isolate their children from the digital world. Therefore, he recommends parents to stay updated with latest technologies to supervise their
The internet is much like the outside world but it is also very different.For example on the internet a random teenager can talk to a grown man or woman across the world from them and gain perspective on that side of the world and other useful skills,but what if that man or woman is a dangerous person and is wanting to exploit or use the teenager,that is what parents are afraid of and although it is a very possible thing to happen if the child is old enough they should be able to at least suspect something and learn from that experience on not to trust strangers.
Cyber predators are always lurking through the internet to find our children to abduct and sexually abuse or in some cases even murder them. It is vital that all parents understand that children can be indirectly victimized through conversation, through instant messages like Yahoo, MySpace, and Facebook, as well as the transfer of sexually explicit information and material. Computer-sex offenders will even entice a
Online website allows individuals to contact and communicate with others through the Internet each. It follows the sociological principle of social networking. The quest of love has inspired people to invest in much thoughts and efforts in the process of building a romantic relationship. Thus, online dating becomes a popular tool for building a relationship or starting a relationship nowadays. In addition, in order to accomplish the goal of finding the perfect partner there are many steps involved in this process.
Kids need to know how dangerous the internet really is before being exposed to it or have spyware installed on their computers, so their parents their parents can help them. One family was shocked when they saw “online messages a predator had posted in a chat room posing as a depressed and lonely 14-year-old girl looking for friends.” (3) The example shows how people can just have a picture of someone else and practically be them and no one will know, and this can be dangerous for the parents and kids. Even if you think someone is real you need confirmation about it so you know for sure. Another said that he “had Googled the word ‘sex’ and my nine-year-old
The relationships developed online are prone to be more fragile than day to day relationships. It also involves the fact that in online relationships, people tend to be less inhibited which can have either positive or negative impact on the relationship. On one hand it opens up the person to share his/her dreams, desires and feelings and help in strengthening the relationship in long term ; while on the other hand it can make a person self-absorbed and completely insensitive towards the consequences of their
True friendship is the foundation of a great and fruitful relationship. Some of the characteristics of a friendship include accepting each other despite physical or social shortcomings, being kind and considerate towards one another, and being honest and open with each other. Therefore, friendship is based on emotions and thrives on one’s unique passionate disposition. When the subject of friendship is considered, various social concepts come to mind including, but not limited to, trust, honesty, support, and giving without expecting anything in return. The formation of friends through an online platform is inherently difficult, and only a few friends are made virtually. Therefore, in this essay I will review some of the research related to strangers interaction with each other. Support this argument by reviewing various literature and evaluating how different authors perceive the subject of online communications on Facebook strangers “friendship”. It is notable that the works of literature under consideration have used empirical data and will be critically analyzed to make sure extrapolations by measuring various themes, including behavioral attitudes, false identities, and impression management.