Cyber bullying is contributing to a generation of socially maladjusted adults and social networking sites are paving the way. The hostile environments on these sites have helped cause this generation of girls to become superficial and cutthroat by behaving more like or worse than boys." This electronic meanness can lead to depression and more serious, suicide.  Bullying has been made widespread through social media and has been the root of many suicides in young adults. Suicide as a result of bullying is so widespread that “every ½ hour a youth who has been bullied will complete suic... ... middle of paper ... ... adults become aware of these hazardous effects and take action to combat them.
A person’s life is reflected on Facebook. Because so much of someone’s life is on Facebook, anyone can have a sense of what is going on in their life. This is beneficial for parents away from their children in college or just away from the nest. A visual image is more attractive than reading a lengthy blog about an individual's day. With Facebook someone can post albums at a time and can share a special event that just recently occurred.
Suicide is at the top of the list for deaths among teenagers as the result of bullying. Teens everywhere, in every school, are scared to come to school because they cannot face the nasty environment of name-calling and being pushed around. This type of environment isn’t just in schools either. With all the technology and social media websites, bullying can be done in many ways through the Internet. Popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr allow people to cyber bully other peers.
So as I said before, cyberbullying is a major problem within our society that has had a negative effect on teens and young adults and should be prevented as much as possible. Remember cyberbullying causes many conflicts such as self-harm, low self-esteem, depression and eventually lead to suicide. We need to be aware of the things we say to people because sometimes we don’t realize what we’re doing. Cyberbullying doesn’t make you a bigger person. If anything, it makes you seem low.
Identity thefts affect adults as well as young adults because it may take away their identity and use these identities for devious purposes. CYBERBULLYING: A DEATH SENTENCE "Cyberbullying is defined as a person tormenting, threatening, harassing or embarrassing another person or group of people using online social networking”. Where Cyberbullying is affecting up to 43% of your children according to an organisation that is extremely concerned about the issue, the subject of Cyberbullying is an immensely hurtful form of bullying for your children. Of course none of them would openly admit to this or advertise the fact, but from the stories we are all hearing these days cyberbullying not only emotionally scars people, but on numerous occasions cyberbullying is also fatal as it has the potential to make someone commit suicide. It is not acceptable to cyberbully, others may see it as acceptable but in reality the effects of it are extremely harmful to the person on the receiving end.
Even teenagers who are connected to social networking websites are not safe from the harsh behavior of cr... ... middle of paper ... ...d relationships. Millions of people are connected through social networking. Inevitably some of these people have malicious and harmful intent. Hackers start spreading these viruses by taking over someone's social networking page and sending links to everyone of the victims friends. The links often include grotesque images of dead animals and poragraphic content.
They can communicate with their friends who had moved away and talk to them when schools are over. Teens can see their family members that they do not get to see often. Kate Harding says, “Social networking such as Facebook and Myspace sites are not to blame for vile gossip. Networking sites are only a new medium for teenagers to wage their wars.” They can see what their friends are posting online and comment on it. Social media such as Facebook allows teens who do not have friends to have friends online.
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.
Facebook can be an amazing cite if used properly. In conclusion, Facebook is a cite that is a harm to millions of people in America and around the world, because it is a tool for cyberbullying, causes distractions and exposes children to inappropriate content. Cyberbullying is a major problem in the world and will increase if we do not go on cites being mature and not intending to hurt anybodies feelings. Facebook is a major distraction because there are friends who are connected and want to chat. Finally, exposure is probably as important as cyberbullying because viewing advice about committing suicide or have an eating disorder is not healthy.
The Negative Effects from Using Social Networking Sites Social networking site are used by teen all over the world. Many people aren’t aware of the negative consequences. Social networking sites have negative effects on teens because of isolation, behavior, and predation To start off, isolation decreases self-esteem in teens and social networking sites are known to cause isolation. In the article “Social Networking Websites Isolate People,” the author, Jennifer Sexton says, “The rise of social networking websites may cause people to isolate, removing them from natural social situations and marooning them in front of computer monitor where they are barraged with advertising and online predator.”(Sexton 6)She says this to show people that once you are faced with isolation you will also be faced with other things such as predation and behavior change. Sexton also says, “Suffering from this disorder can often be extremely isolating.