The effects of Social Media on youth

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Title: The effects of social networking on youth. Abstract Online social networking has become extremely popular with youth and young adults. These self-expressive sites describes the lives and excitement of today’s youth. Social networking refers to activities that are carried out by specific online services that provide space and tools that allow the creativity of others to shine and express themselves. How are the youth effected if at all by social technology? The effects of social networking sites on youth. The effects of social networking on the youth of today is beyond many peoples imagination. Teens today are known…show more content…
Cyber bullying uses technology like internet and cell phones to harass another person. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online. Some interesting facts about it are: Comments and spreading rumors are the most common types of cyber bullying, boys are most likely to be threatened than girls. (I thought this would be the opposite), all races are included, victims are more likely to have low self-esteem and to consider suicide. Sharing too much information, vulnerability to predatory adults, sharing photos and videos that you later regret (sexting) seems to be related. Snapchat formally named Picaboo is a site mainly used for sexting. When photos are being thru cell phones or the Internet they can become distribute rapidly over the internet which can lead to adult predators finding the photos and using made up names to lure the victim in. Most time the explicit messages/pictures are not shared beyond there small peer group and the group doesn’t find this to be a problem. There is a show on MTV called Catfish and it’s about online relationships. Usually the outcome is one person will be the real person as in true picture and profile of themselves and the other will be a false person with a made up name and picture they have used from a random person’s profile picture. Reduced amount of time for physical activity with social networking has led to obesity in youth. There
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