Social Media Impact On Society

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The Impact of Social Media on Society The first form of social media that everyone can agree on, dates as far back as 1997, when Six Degrees was released. This form of social media allowed users to create a profile and friend other users. MySpace followed in 2003 along with LinkedIn, while Facebook and Twitter followed in 2004. Social media is continuing to take the world by storm and different forms of social media are constantly being created. Today, social media still has lasting effects on society such as cyber bullying, lack of privacy, and decreased productivity. One major impact of social media on society is cyber bullying. Because of social media, bullying is made easier for people to attack one another. “Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once” (“11 Facts About Cyberbullying”). Cyberbullying has a major impact on society because kids are being bullied in more increasingly numbers than ever before, and it is occurring more frequently than ever. Back then, one in six kids were bullied in person compared to one in two kids who are getting bullied over social media today. Forms of social media have majorly enlarged the amount of bullying that is happening to people, especially young people. Part of the reason cyber bullying amounts are increasing is because “81% of youth think bullying online is easier to get away with, than bullying in person” (“11 Facts About Cyberbullying”). Nowadays people are taking bullying to social
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