These are people who see the negative effects the web has on children. Early childhood experiences such as abduction, abuse, or other assault can have serious trauma to the victim. Trauma may include sleeping disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety, hostility, and many other psychological injuries (Stress Related Disorders Caused by Early Life Experiences). These traumas caused by negative online experiences can easily be avoided if there is more control over the Internet. Rather than speaking to their kids about the harms of the Internet, some parents want to ban the web from their children altogether.
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.
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However, these photos may land on the wrong hands placing the owners on the direct threat from cyber bullies, sex predators, identity thieves, and fraudsters who defraud them their valuables. The increasing numbers of social sites have also increased the risk that the young people face while using the internet. Some of these sites centralize information of their user giving access to people who may use the information to humiliate and embarrass the owners of such information. However, it is still possible for the young people to use the internet responsibly and avoid the risk associated with internet usage.
There are many reasons why kids shouldn’t be on social networking sites because of stalkers and other surprises. When it comes to having an account online it can get quite dangerous. Not only is it dangerous but having the gadget lying around the house or even having their own at a young age can make it easier for them to have easy access to those social media accounts. Parents need to take precaution with their children and the internet. Meeting someone online is so much more different from meeting them in person.
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