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Social Proposal : Negative Effects Of Social Media

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Proposal: Negative Effect of Social Media “We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we do it.” (Erik Qualman) Social Media has made it easier to connect with people around the world. Social Media has the ability to be utilized for different purposes. Connecting with family and friends, raising money for Go Fund Me accounts, and even reading about news that’s happening around the world. When did something that was created to be a major technological advancement in our society, turn out to be an even larger problem? Although Social Media was created for a positive reason, it has become more problematic for our society due to cyberbullying. The first social media site to exist was SixDegrees.com. It existed from 1999-2001. Since then, there have been numerous sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that allow people to communicate with each other. These sites let individuals connect with each other without any face to face interaction. Because of this, it is easier for people to hide behind a fake profile to attack or exploit individuals. Bullying has always been an issue in our schools and community, but it is increasing due to easier access to their victims, “Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.” (StopBullying.Gov)
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