People do not realize the immense impact social media has on their lives. Social media first impacted people’s lives with the invention of the telephone in 1890. Following this, the radio entered many homes in 1891; this was the beginning of social media. During the twentieth century, computers and the Internet began the modern rise of today’s social media. UseNet, in 1979 was a virtual newsletter, which began what people think today of as modern social media. When home computers became popular during the 1980s, such sites as relay chats took off. Then, in 1997, the first true social media site , Six Degrees, came about: “It enabled users to upload a profile and make friends with other users. In 1999, the first blogging sites became popular, creating a social media sensation that’s still popular today” ( “Complete History of Social Media: Than and Now”). Although social media has some positive effects, social media has changed the world for the worse because it negatively affects politics, privacy, and bullying.
Cyber Bullying is defined by the National Crime Prevention Council as - "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person" (National Crime Prevention Council).
Cyberbully: A word that you may see repeatedly in news and social media, even maybe you or your friends have been a victim of this phenomenon. A survey among 131 undergraduate students (73 female and 57 male) in a US university with an undergraduate population of less than 10000 students shows that fifty-four percent of all respondents reported knowing someone who had been cyberbullied (Walker et al.183).
Cyber bullying, the use of electronic communication to bully a person. Cyber bullying is a terrible thing our world is dealing with one reason it is horrific is because it can be anonymous, someone can be saying nasty hurtful things that can't be controlled. Another reason is a person who is being bullied online can't really stick up for themselves. Bottom line cyber bullying is wrong and needs to be put to a stop.
Checking the news, keeping up with friends, and sharing quips of witty posts of a hundred and forty characters or less are the normal things for anybody to do while using a social media network. With ages ranging from the very young to the old, therein lies an assimilation of individuals whose information, location, and almost anything else are within their profile, just far enough away to keep the average stalker at bay, but close enough for a person with immoral intents to reach out and simply snatch. As the article, “Social Networking” observes, “…as Internet socializing grows, so do fears that the practice exposes the vulnerable – especially young people – to sexual predators” (627). Sexual predators are not the only people prowling around the Internet, for the range of criminals run the gamut, from potential murderers to vicious kidnappers, with their greatest weapon being something nearly everyone has access to in this modern era. Thus, through social media platforms, alone, these websites contain the information of millions upon millions of unique individuals, where, sometimes, it is as simple as scrolling down to select someone to hack into next. Often enough, these Internet forums are places where even a high school kid can do some damage, but not in the form of using personal information for selfish
Little do they know, that's the easiest way for cops to get you arrested. Facebook is the biggest source of crime evidence. According to In The Online Hunt For Criminals, Social Media Is The Ultimate Snitch, London police reported that crimes linked to Facebook, from 2007 to 2010, skyrocketed by 540 percent. Kate Knibbs says In The Online Hunt For Criminals, Social Media Is The Ultimate Snitch, “A teen was taken into custody after bragging about a boozed up hit-and-run on Facebook.” She also has many other stories like, there was a man in India that was recently arrested for trying to sell his grandson on Facebook, a woman in Oklahoma was arrested for trying to sell her children using social media and a British man stole $130,000 worth of jewelry later going to the U.K. and posted pictures of his trip on Facebook. According to Kate Knibbs, Connected Cops, a website that focuses on how police use social media, made an infographic using BrightEvent’s data on how police use Twitter. Social media is the biggest crime source. Posting your crimes is an easy way to get arrested. Teens see these people posting comments about the crimes they committed and it influences them. This is why social media can be a very dangerous place for teens. This all shows that a lot of people are using social media for the wrong reasons and why you should limit your child's Networking time.
Allie Young-Cyberbullying, it is the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously. That’s the definition, at least according to Dictionary.com. While this definition is true, the meaning extends way beyond that. There are various ways a bully can target their victim. Dr. Martyn Wild said, “Cyberbullying is poised to turn into the biggest online concern, already affecting up to 35% of all children.” Many people do not realize the damage done by cyberbullying because it is not physical. This may also be due to the fact that there are many misrepresentations about cyberbullying.
Cyber bullying, defined as repeated harassment or threats online. Now, people can harass and antagonize anyone with a computer or phone with no repercussions. This should be changed because cyberbullying can happen anywhere, anyone can cyber bully, and the problems caused by cyberbullying. A possible counter-claim to prosecuting cyberbullies is that it is a waste of court time and taxpayer dollars.
In the article Cyberstalking, personal privacy, and moral responsibility Herman T. Tavani and Frances S. Grodzinsky start by analyzing the topic of stalking. They start by giving the definition of stalking as being generally considered as being one in which an individual, the stalker, stealthily tracks the movement of another individual or individuals. The authors then proceed on portraying the topic of cyberstalking. They show that cyberstalking can be understood as a form of behavior in which certain types of stalking-related activities, which in the past have occurred in physical space, are extended to the on-line world. (Tavini and Grodzinsky p.123) To make more vivid, Tavani and Grodzinsky give an example of cyberstalking. They display that a 20 year old girl was murdered
As the internet and social media have made our lives easier, it has also become a easy way for child predators to get in touch with kids. Parents are very much unaware of how cyber-predators look for children of any age from elementary school to high school. Predators can come in diverse forms and have different intentions than other predators. Predators at the least can look for vulnerable children to create online sexual relations with. Next predators can try to meet face-to-face with children they found online and sexually assault them consensually or not. Finally, the worst a cyber-predator can do is find children to become a victim of human trafficking. However, the internet isn’t all a bad thing. It is a very easy and useful tool that
One of the most disturbing and disgusting cybercrimes that is being committed in today’s society is that of pedophiles and grown adults using the internet to target underage minors. Between 2004 and 2008 “there were 20,562 complaints reported” (Dwyer,”et.al” 2016 p. 5) of child exploitation. Minors are being approached in chat rooms, on apps by adults posing as people their own age. Children in today’s society have many inlets for using the internet such as “education, entertainment, and socialization” (O’Leary,Ovidio,nd. p.1) so it is important that their activities online are monitored. While initial contact between the predator and the
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
“Cyber bullying is defined as using the computer or other electronic devices to intimidate, threaten or humiliate another individual,” Admin October 13th, 2008. As the
Social media is any website that allows social interaction. Social media is growing rapidly throughout the world. More adults and teenagers are joining sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter to interact with friends, family, and strangers. The introduction of social media has changed the world in many ways. It affects each individual in different ways. Today it can be used as a very helpful tool in changing a person’s life, but at the same time cause such conflicts which can negatively impact a person. While there are some negatives associated with social media, the positives in communication all around, has made the world stronger and a better place to live in.