Lately, there have been many news stories about young adults who have committed suicide due to cyberbullying. In today’s society, the internet has become very common and it plays a major role in teenagers’ lives. They can shop, express their thoughts, and even make new friends online. It is also important to note how easy it is to distribute information across the internet in very little time. While there are positive outcomes of the internet, there still exist dangerous aspects to it, such as bullying.
It has caused countless arguments, cyber bullying, people committing suicide and horrible images and videos being uploaded for the world to see. This simple site is actually very complex. People tend to think its a great way to make friends and reconnect with old ones, but in my opinion is a way of causing stress and anxiety in someones life. Often people use it to cause upset and insult someone from the comfort of behind their computer screen. The problem with Facebook is that it often puts people in bad situations often leading to suicide, self harm, low self-esteem, being harmed by a predator and not being hired by a company.
New generation likes to use social media as self advertisement and sometime they share very personal information. By doing this, their future privacy fells endanger and can affect badly in their mind in future which is not a good thing for the society, widely for the nation. Also, social media is hurting our society by spreading misinformation faster than any other media. Author Amanda Thomas shows a statistics in the
A recent studied stated that approximately half of teenagers who are either in middle school or high school have been bullied through at least one source of electronic technology. Everyone is affected by cyber bullying; both males and females can be sufferers, tormentors or even both (Findling, Robert L. MD, 2010). With this epidemic growing the debate is no longer focused on if cyber bullying is damaging, but more on the lack of involvement with schools and law enforcements. Laws are now being passed in the United States because of the incidents occurring over cyber bullying. The laws include cyber bullying, however the focus is “bullying” in general.
Is it the parenting that needs to be questioned or is the their peers and society surrounding them? Nowadays these forbidden words can even come out of the mouth of a 4 year old and put onto the Internet for others laughter but is this something that we should adore? Videos of children, usually under the age of 10, using profanity are found hilarious but instead of seeing these videos as humorous we need to start seeing them as a gate way. In the media there is still a lot of monitoring on which person says what and if a certain swear word can be exchanged for another that is less provocative. Even around the world some officials of nations have called for some sort of order in the media.
to the new generation’s use of internet and lack of reading classic books, Amy Goldwasser defends the teenage reputation in her article “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” Goldwasser speaks of how the internet has expanded kids’ minds when it comes to school and themselves, also how this generation has more access than older generations due to the internet. Goldwasser claims that teenagers spending time online is overall good for them because they do read and write. The content, however, is not strong enough for educational purposes. A blog post about how to curl hair or how to pass the perfect spiral is not giving them any educational value. Whereas reading the local newspaper or reading a classic novel like “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald would provide a more Nowadays kids don’t read don’twritedont care about anything .
The age of Facebook contributes in doing it by means of promoting “memorizing” policy, introduced since 2005. It is necessary to admit that the article is touching because loss of close people or relatives is known to everyone. It is difficult to understand that you heard a person and the next moment that person died as a result of accident, nit because of disease at older years but in youth, when a person only starts his or her adult life, successful life. Today people prefer communicating via the Internet with the help of such programs as Facebook. People share their emotions, feelings and memorize those who died.
When I am talking to my parents, teachers or someone older than me I tend to speak more respectfully and politely, this is the way I was bought up and taught was right. I usually don’t use slang around adults because most of them don’t understand and a vast majority hate it and think it is a bad way of speaking. When I speak to children younger than me such as my niece and nephew I use elementary language which they would be able to understand. As a teenager I feel that media has played a huge role in influencing the way most young people speak today. New slang words are always being formed on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook and in months or maybe even weeks of this happening, the word will be used by thousands of teenagers across the country.
Digital Culture/Social Media Digital culture had been raised for the last twenty years and approximately ten years ago, it had become popular. However, it was not a huge impact on young adults’ life as today because it was expansive for most of the families. Everything had changed because of the fast upgrade of technology, thus most of young adults starting to have one of them. Therefore, some of the articles had said these technologies had turned young adults dumb because of the over-use and excessive depend. Also digital culture and social media had made they forgot about the reality and live in a virtual life.
Ranging from internet addiction, sexual predators, social issues, health problems, and information on subjects that people of certain ages should not find. Sue Scheff is effective in using ethos and pathos in her writing to convince teens and families that although the internet is a great place for learning and social interaction, there are still potential risks and dangers to it and for the younger generations to try to find balance between what’s real and what’s virtual. Scheff’s first issue on internet comes from spending excessive amounts of time surfing the web. If a teen focuses too much time on it, things such as school and social life take the backseat and the Net takes the wheel, resulting in addiction. In the article, “Addiction to Internet ‘Is An Illness’” from The Observer by David Smith, he provides some main internet addiction components, there are four; excessive use, withdrawal that includes feelings of anger, tension and/or depression if the computer is inaccessible.