Social Media: Negative Effect

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The Negative Effect of Social Media

By Javoris Brown

Critical Thinking

Strayer University

2013

Social media is define as a type of communication that takes place online between individuals through user profiles or blogs. It allows the transfer of various information and files including pictures, audio recordings, and videos. Users are capable of interactions that don’t require face to face communications. Some users even utilize this type of media as a tool to stay connected to family members that are traveling across the world. Many people posts their daily activities at the exact moment of starting or completing the task. Social media has also created avenues for websites to generate revenue through e-commerce. With
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At home I have broadband internet which allows every room to use Netflix. However, many times when I surprisingly check on them, YouTube or Facebook seems to be on the computer screen. The main problem social media has is its effects on our youth such as: * Cyber Bullying. The act of bullying someone over the internet. This can be done in a form of instant messaging or emails. * Cyber Stalking. The act of stalking someone online through various websites and networks. * Cyber Predators. The act of attempting to lure unaware kids to a place or location where they can be abducted.
In my opinion, these actions are enough to warn about the precautions needed when kids are online. If social media is considered to criminals as a gateway to their victims, than odds are more and more crimes will occur that involve social media.
Constructing a rationale: Now that we understood what criminals where doing online, my next step was understanding why and how it came to past. The fact of the matter is that, day after day, we update our status, check in, and posts comments about where we are headed and when. If a rape suspect was watching your every step and post online including when you’re alone, sadly; you would unwarily alert them of the best possible time to perform their crime. For example, the couple from Texas posted where they were going and when on their separate Facebook pages. The police investigation later discovered that, the culprit was indeed the couples

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