Some teens are really disrespectful when they get on the media especially when they are talking to someone they have never met or talked to before. They tend to act hard and most teens would never walk up to someone in person and disrespect them. For example, If I 'm online and some teenaged kid decides to start calling me names that 's because he is hiding behind internet, this kid would never talk to me the way he talks to me online if we ever met in person. This is because teens are feeling to comfortable and think they can do and say whatever they want. Another problem that I see on social networking communities is violence with teens on social media.
Because so many people are using the internet daily, the door for social media abuse is wide open. When children are using social media sites, they should be supervised closely by their parents. Though parents are generally vigilant about supervising and protecting their children on the internet, 41% of children ages 13-17 are not effectively supervised because their parents THINK they know what websites their child is visiting, they actually don't. 62% of internet users say their parents have no knowledge of the websites they access daily. Lack of supervision could lead to exposure of different kinds of content, content that they are not used to.
Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet. This also includes when teens see too much on the internet and believe that what they see is always reality. Allowing teens to use the internet for social media without any restrictions can cause them to misuse the sites and inflict emotional harm to themselves or others through cyberbullying. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social sites focused on photos, allow many teens to judge and bully other teens without their parents knowing. “Parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.
Each time children log onto the internet, they are coming into contact with adults with malicious and often dangerous intents. The parents of this generation may have only recently started using the internet. Children, on the other hand, are starting young. With children often having secret passwords and hidden privacy settings, parents are often unaware of the danger their children are in while they are online. Only a fraction of parents actively monitor their children’s activity when they are on the internet.
Social Media can be deceiving because people put stuff in social media that is not true or real, which people think it is. People sometimes puts random stuff in the internet or in social media because they don´t care of other people if they believe it or not. Nobody knows why people be deceiving in social media, but there is one reason, to trick little kids who get on social media. People should not always believe what’s in social media because people can be deceiving, but maybe not, just to be sure. People have been deceiving in social media because they know little kids get on social media.
The development of new technologies and social media is having a negative impact on the privacy of young people and also their families. If no action is taken to spread awareness and the consequences of using these new technologies and social media young people will increasingly become victims and the internet will become a minefield for everyone. Your digital footprint is a permanent trail you leave of the website you’ve visited and what you have written on those websites. Anything you do online, including any profiles you have created, the sites you’ve visited and the online conversations you’ve had, add to this trail (Netsafe, 2010) – trails are even left when you think you’re doing things anonymously, or you have attempted to hide them (e.g. deleted them from your computer).
The explosion of social media in recent years has initiated extensive debate, especially in education. Sites like Facebook and Twitter have been the focus of these debates. Much of this debate has been generated because of the general lack of education about social media. Because these tools are so new, not much is known about them. One of the largest controversies I have observed in my experiences is whether teachers and students should be friends on Facebook.
However, few intentional relationships form as people do not connect with one another in a personal manner via online conversation. They rather observe what someone displays online for others to view, not necessarily one’s true self, but one’s best or most popular self. Online networking creates social and psychological issues within teenagers as they become unable to formulate proper relationships, gain a distorted self-image, and expose themselves to the dangers of the internet such as cyber
Invasion of privacy, cyber bullying and procrastination, are some of the most detrimental issues that teenagers confront while social networking. Teenagers of previous generations perpetually complained that parents never gave them enough privacy, and the prevailing youth do not differ. The difference lies in the multitudes of personal information they willingly divulge online, through these popular social networking websites. Although the general public may not be able to access these online accounts due to privacy settings, certain advanced technologies may allow someone to hack a profile or view private information. (Online Social Networks - Book Citation) Many social networking users may be ignorant to the fact that even if deleted, much of their information or multimedia is stored by the server in their online databases in order to document user traffic.
“Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.”-Joy Baer Social Media as described by google are websites and applications used for social networking. Many adolescents use Facebook, Myspace, and Instagram, twitter etc. as a form of communication without being explained the many risk factors. Over time more and more proposed threats with teens using social networks has arisen. Social media negatively impacts teens by exposing them to higher risk activities such as cyberbullying, sexting and a lack of privacy.