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.
• An explanation of the risks and possible consequences for children and young people of being online and using mobile phone Most children and young people have access to the internet and the use of a mobile phone. Both offer benefit to children but equally can expose them to threats to their safety and well-being. Children and young people are open to many risks while being online or using their mobile phones, the possible risks and consequences are: • They may be lured into giving personal information; name, age, address and telephone numbers which could be used for identity theft or fraud. • Cyber bullying; this may include sending unpleasant texts, emails or instant messaging. A child or young person may find cruel messages or pictures about themselves and having their username stolen to spread lies or rumours about someone else.
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
In some cases, those images are being distributed to mass groups of people. At what point should it be consider a criminal offense versus bad judgment from a hormonal teen who thinks they are being “sexy” and don’t realize the consequences? Technology has increased the amount of sexual content teens are exposed to. Having access to the internet 24/7 with multiple devices allows teens to see pornography whenever and where ever they choose. They are being desynthesized to
3.2 Describe the risks and possible consequences for children or young people using the internet, mobile phones and other technologies. The internet can be a valuable tool for both educational and social reasons, but there are some serious risks associated with using the internet, mobile phones and other similar technologies. Children and young people are vulnerable and may expose themselves to dangers when using the internet, mobile phones and other technologies. The majority of people when asked would mention the same big three concerns about their Child and the risks and consequences of them using the internet, mobile phones and other technologies. They are Stranger Danger, Pornography and Bullying.
When children start to abuse the convenience of the internet by harassing other people, the internet becomes very dangerous. What makes cyber bullying so dangerous? Cyber bullying is dangerous because it has the ability to take the smallest incident and build up so much tension around it that it results in a murder or suicide. Some people may blame the victim for lacking self control and not being able to ignore the situation. Some people may claim it was just a joke and may blame the victim for being too sensitive or insecure.
Across the vast digital world that is the Internet, children and adults can access any type of content they want with ease. We live in a world where young adolescents and children are venturing into the digital world with ambitions and hopes of seeking and finding illicit material, material that is shaping the minds of the male sex across the world. It is estimated that up to 90% of children between the ages of 12 and 18 have access to the Internet. Young people in this age bracket are not only being exposed to but they are choosing to expose themselves to digital pornography. Such exposure to illicit material such as porn has negative effects on the sexual development of children and young adults.
“Cyberbullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person. It is the most common online risk for all teens and is a peer-to-peer risk.” (Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, Kathleen Clarke-Pearson) One of the major differences between physical bullying and cyberbullying, is online bullying does not stop when the victim goes home, like physical bullying does. It is hard to punch someone when they are safe at home, but it is easier to tear down with words twenty-four-seven online. Something else that differentiates cyberbullying other forms of bullying is the intensity of verbal abuse that cyberbullying allows. As Dr. Donna Wick, a clinical and developmental psychologist who runs Mind to Mind Parent, states, “Kids text all sorts of things that you would never in a million years contemplate saying to anyone’s face.” This leads to worsening bullying as children become increasing attached to their phones and social media pages leading to teen suicide.
Are your Facebook friends more interesting than those you have in real life? Has high-speed Internet made you impatient with slow-speed children? Do you sometimes think about reaching for the fast-forward button, only to realize that life does not come with a remote control? If you answered yes to any of those questions, exposure to technology may be slowly reshaping your personality. Some experts believe excessive use of the Internet, cellphones and other technologies can cause us to become more impatient, impulsive, forgetful and even more narcissistic.
What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is the use of emails, instant messaging, phones, chartrooms, networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to harass or threaten someone. Children who have early access to these websites are often being cyber bullied or doing the bullying. Mostly older children are likely to be cyber bullied than younger kids. How can we identify bullying and cyber bullying?