Facebook: the not so pretty side of it Everyday people’s grades fall, are cyberbullied, or are exposed to inappropriate content, or even put themselves in danger because of Facebook. 38 percent of victims from frequent cyberbullying thought or committed suicide in 2013. ().Because of distraction, Facebook caused many kid’s grades to lower because they spend less time studying and more time scrolling on their computers and clicking “like” on a friend’s pictures. Studies have shown that Facebook users spend 11 hours studying and working on academic work while non-users spend 15 hours. Many children are exposed to inappropriate content, like, advice on eating disorders, Facebook can be a good cite, but for only people who can use it properly.
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.
In two thousand and eight young teens ages 12-17 had access to the internet. Cyber bullying needs to stop before more of our children hurt themselves. Studies show that most likely a female would be the most bullied. A high percent of teens have been angry, frustrated, sad, embarrassed, scared and shockingly a small percent weren't even bothered. How it all starts is with a computer, cell phone or any kind of device that involves connecting to the internet.
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.
Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health. A large portion of Americans are involved with social-networking websites and this can also lead to a very serious addiction. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online”(Goldwasser 239). By focusing on how much reading and writing a teen does on the computer, Goldwasser overlooks the deeper problem of whether or not this type of reading and writing is educational. Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse.
Each day, many preteens are hurt by social networks. 81% of teens say online bullying is easier to get away with. 42% of teenagers with tech access reported being cyberbullied over the past year. I think that social media network programmers should pay more attention to what this is all causing. Many people are not realizing to what extent social networks can harm young adults and preteens, they do so much more damage than people think they do.
Internet Addicts in Danger Internet chat rooms have become a devastating disadvantage to the social interaction and growth of people in the world. More and more of the world’s youth are becoming addicted to Internet chat rooms. Not only are Internet chat room relationships leading to impersonal contact of people hiding flaws behind anonymity, they are leading to the abduction of many underage individuals. In an article published in The Age, a magazine in Melbourne, Australia, Doctor Mubarak Rahamathulla has researched teenagers that have become "pathologically addicted" to Internet chat rooms. Rahamathulla argues that this addiction could damage their social skills as well as their ability to form intimate relationships.
It is quite bewildering to think that the world has come to this; kids as young as 10 years old neglect chores, studies, social relationships, and even themselves as they are blinded by the mind-altering media applications around them. The debate on whether online communication is hampering or... ... middle of paper ... ...rty because of a matter of choice, but mostly due to the "difference" I felt from the social group around me. Personally, I believe that social media and the internet in general should be used in the same way everything else should be used : moderately. Despite the drawbacks, social media has grown at a rate where it is inconceivable that things will change anytime soon. The field of research into changing brain patterns based on our increasingly umbilical devotion to social media platforms is still very much in its infancy, but will be a fascinating one to keep an eye on into the future.
They often tend to develop vulgar language and post vile, chauvinistic, and often threatening comments. Users like this become more daring in knowing that they can say whatever their heart desires and get off scot-free. By enabling users to remain anonymous and post online, cyber bullying has become more prevalent in our culture. Cyber bullying is when a person is harassed by one or multiple people online, while the attackers remain anonymous. Relative to cyber bullying, internet users who may have a fixation with an individual may resort to cyber stalking.
Next, 90% of adolescents who have seen online networking harassing say they have overlooked it. Third 84% have seen others advise digital domineering jerks to stop. Just 1 in 10 casualties will educate a guardian or trusted grown-up of their misuse. Young