Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, or Kik has become a popular way of making new friends or connecting with old friends. However, there is always a dark side to these sites, and it can turn out to be a nightmare for families across America when they have found out their child have become a victim of a child predator or cyber-bullying. These sites can be bait for predators that are targeting our uninformed youth daily. Every day somewhere in America a child predator gets arrested for child pornography or sexually abusing a minor. Parents should not only monitor their child’s behavior on social media sites, but they should also take a stand on age restriction 's laws on these sites and enforce safer sign up procedures because some parents
In recent years, along with the development of technology and networks, teenagers are keen on communicating with other people through a multitude of digital and electronic technologies, such as cell phones, network, social communication tools (e.g. Facebook or twitter). According to the report written by LENHART in 2015, among all teenagers participating in the survey, 98% of them have the opportunity to use the network or communication tools daily or weekly. While adults are more likely using communication tools as practical tools; teenagers may consider a tool as a way to share their life to people. Recently, a tragedy news，once again, grabs attention from people back to the network about cyber-bully.
Every day, thousands of people are logging on to social networking websites. Some gambling games, conversations with friends, and some subsequent updates about his life, but one thing that users do not realize is the effect social media is having on society. Websites like Facebook and Twitter affect our lives negatively, positively, and much more than we think. We all have our different reasons for liking social media, but not always realize the significant impact they are having on our lives. The first effect is intimidation.
Social media is a platform for people to make new friends, discuss there issues and opinions and much more. Social media is a type of networking site where a group of people come together and connect to each other and share their views or we can say that Social media are computer tools that allows people to share or exchange information’s, ideas, images, videos and even more with each other through a particular network. In this paper we cover all aspects of social media with its positive and negative effect. Focus is on the particular field like business, education, society and youth. During this paper we describe how these media will affect society in a broad way.
Today, most kids are all into computers and social networking, that’s were they start playing online games, and started sending text messages over internet messengers or using other social internet at a very early age, where I think they should be monitored. Which statistics say cyber bullying or any bullying occurs commonly in middle and high school. Logging on to Facebook and chatting is a common scene while email or voice mail seem an old age trend to the social media generation. If a child uses status updates on social networking sites which are harsh or cruel or meant to embarrass someone, this is one form of cyber bullying. Another way is posting personal information, photos or videos to harass someone or intimidate them which isn’t right at all.
Becoming involved with social media puts participants at higher risk for cyberbullying. Therefore, not making social media accounts is also a good way to stay after from cyberbullying. Social media bullying is becoming a growing problem, not only in the United States, but all around the world. Children can easily have access to the internet and social media sites and therefore say whatever they want to others in order to boost their self-esteem. In order to prevent social media bullying, children and parents must be aware of all internet dangers and also what children are capable of.
To prevent the internet's side effects on children parents should guide their children how to use the internet properly and monitor them without suffocating. Furthermore, if media classes which explain students reasons why they should refrain from violent video games and uncensored material can help children to keep away from them. Further researches should examine how blocking and filtering programs can be improved for detecting and preventing unwanted exposure to pornography. Moreover children who have media lessons should be observed in order to find defects and show teachers and parents how to fill the gaps.
Understudies are then instructed on why harassing isn 't right and on what they can do to keep kids from torment different children in schools over the United States of America. ("Bullying In The USA") Individuals could go to their protection setting to their substance. On Facebook site or other interpersonal, organization destinations you, you could confirm the settings so that just the general population you select have the capacity to see your own data and posts. It is likewise essential to mind your protection settings habitually, on the grounds that the sites once in a while change their arrangements. Think before you post the Internet in light of the fact that the Internet is open promotion on the off chance that you put out there you will never ready to eradicate it.
With advancements in technology there usually come drawbacks. With the current generation having access to social media whether on the computer, cellular phones, tablets, or any object that can access wireless internet. With this new front bullying has taken on a new form where the bully or bullies hide behind technology to harass their victims. But it is not limited to one on one interaction such as through email, instant messager, text, Facebook, or Twitter, but it can also include: sending private pictures, hacking or gaining access to accounts, or making threats, or slander. A study done by the Hartford County Examiner reported that about half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying and even those bullied have admitted to participating in cyberbullying themselves.
Bullying throughout the years has become a virus; it has evolved to the point of where we can only prevent half of it from continuing. This bullying virus has taken on a new form called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying does not only occur inside of classrooms, but it also occurs outside of schools due to social media that is being presented to young students by society. Due to the increase of social media and technology, cyber bullying has been affecting multiple students at home as well as at school, but one of the ways to help prevent this problem is by passing Senate bill 74 and making it a law. Senate Bill 74 is the bill that is trying to give the ability for schools to have stricter rules on cyber bullying that happens on school property and with school technology property.