The Effects Of Social Media On Society

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Social Media
“Those that interact via social media on a daily basis are five times likelier to use tobacco, three times likelier to use alcohol, and twice as likely to use marijuana” (Stein). “It is important that parents evaluate the sites on which their child wishes to participate to be sure that the site is appropriate for that child’s age” (O 'keeffe, Clarke-Pearson). Parents and guardians of teens worry about what they do on the internet, while at the same time, the parents aren’t doing their part by monitoring their actions. Just this one of many reasons that social media is a disadvantage in our lives’ is enough acknowledgement to watch what the internet is doing to society in general. The problem with social media is it can have a negative impact on society if the privileges’ given are abused, which seems to be increasing vastly.
Cyberbullying
Teens on the internet are taking bullying to the next level while at the same time making it hard on other people. Resent researchers have concluded that people are treating offline performances as online behavior. Teens that consume most of their time are at a higher risk of being cyberbullied or be the bully behind the screen. Since the internet has broken out, it has made harassment easier to do online. “Teens use social networking sites as a form of entertainment, but occasionally online predators use these sites to stalk victims. Several young girls have been molested by men they have met on social networking sites”
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