As said in the last paragraph, when a user created a profile on a social networking site, that individual puts in personal information that can be open to predators. According to Brian Jung, “Users are prone to bypass filters that they might normally employ and talk about their personal lives to others.” If an individual is talking to a person that he or she just met, then the person can potentially get ahold of their information and use it against them or even spread false rumors about them. Approximately eleven percent of the people who have a social media account have gotten theirs stolen or hacked into. In December of 2012, there were two million social networking accounts that had gotten stolen. The only major way to get a social networking account is to give someone your personal information, once the other person has your info then who knows what is going to happen after
This number is too big when you think about the potential students have but the constant bullying by their peers on social media effects that. For some, dropping out or taking the bad grades feels like their only option. Some teenagers that get cyberbullied on social media can’t take the constant criticism, which can lead to suicide. An example is Hannah Smith, a 14-year old student from England. Smith had been on ask.fm, a social networking site that allows people to ask questions anonymously.
Teens, in today’s society, are constantly on social media. Many social media sites such as twitter and instagram use hashtags; they are used to put emphasis on the main point of the post. A vast majority of these are ineffective; however, many young adults these days are using them in callous ways. These hastags send the teen over the edge and they take drastic measures. While some just simply self-harm, some take it to the next level and end their lives.
While social media on the Internet is a great way to connect with friends and loved ones, it can also lead to negative feedback, and even cyber bullying. Cyber bullying can be defined as using technology such as cell phones, email, text messaging, instant messaging, or social networking sites. Cyber bullying is most often done by children, but more specifically by teenagers (Roleff, 2012). A specific case of cyber bullying in 2003 led to the suicide of, Ryan Patrick Halligan. Ryan was a student at Albert D. Lawton Middle School in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Studies revealed that twenty percent of divorces are caused by the use of Facebook. She emphasizes that Facebook is the best platform for cheating because it is easier to do behind a screen and also at the same time a cheating partner can be found out. The author claims that the use of social media is putting out the flames of love between couples. In today’s fast paced world, this form of digital technology allows people to meet others on ... ... middle of paper ... ...privacy between two people which in any marriage vow is sacred. By posting, that we had a fight last night about something trivial or not, or one suspects the other is having an affair, give their friends reason to question or think how things are really going for the two of them.
In today’s society, all adolescents communicate and find out the latest gossip that is trending through social media. Since the introduction of the internet people always tried to find a way to communicate with people around the world, nowadays people connect through the likes of Facebook and Twitter. There is a plethora of negative causes of social media on the lives of the youth being cyber bullying, addiction, and not being aware of the privacy terms. Cyber bullying is a new type of bullying; it is when someone is harassing another person through the internet and abusing them verbally. Cyber bullying causes suicides “Cyberbullying has also been the cause of many suicides in young people” (Barnes and Laird).
Sufferers develop low self-esteem from thinking that they are different from not being able to communicate properly and thinking that other people are thinking of them in a humiliating and negative way. Often people with social anxiety believe that they are worse than others, and are not loved. Depression soon arrives after thinking negative thoughts for such a long time that it over takes them and consumes their minds. Depression can lead to the person having suicidal thoughts which can eventually lead them to taking their own life. Because of the severity of social anxiety, it should be treated as a mental illness.
It can lead to feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty, and cause severe damage to the victim’s self-esteem and self-worth. It can even prompt them to question their validity as a human being. After exposure to verbal abuse, victims may develop clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Verbal abuse creates emotional pain and mental anguish in its target. People that bully often project their own negative self-worth outside of themselves, choosing to disregard their own flaws in favor of putting down others.
Cluster C personality disorders include avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The first personality disorder is avoidant personality disorder. With avoidant personality disorders you are very hurt to rejection and criticism. You feel like you are not capable of being attractive. Avoidant personality disorders like to avoid activities that involve personal contact with anyone.
Even students can become inert when they see someone being bully but they are also afraid to be the next victim for helping the one been bully. “students who witness bullying may also be affected . they may feel guilty for not helping. Or fearful that they will be the next target “(par 5). Many could know that bullying is vi... ... middle of paper ... ... is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC.