As many as 25% of teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, even though there is still more bullying at school in comparison to online. (Elizabeth Landau, 2013)Cyberbullying among preteens and teens has increased dramatically in recent years as young people spend more time socializing online, according to the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Cyberbullying includes sending hurtful or threatening e-mails or instant messages, spreading rumors or posting embarrassing photos of others. Young people who are victims of cyberbullying are more likely to report social problems and interpersonal victimization. Being victimized also increases their chances of harassing peers online themselves.
CIS111-Issue Analysis Dr. Joanna Cattafesta University Of Kentucky It is averaged that over 80% of teenagers are on social media regularly. Between cell phone use and computer technology developing, younger generations are becoming more apt to the use of technology. “Teenagers in particular use media for many purposes, including entertainment and distraction, but also exploration of significant developmental issues pertaining to curiosity, education, popularity, identity, gender roles, and sexuality”(Reaves, 2011). The media has become a problem in our day and age by brainwashing teenagers and giving them an unrealistic view on life. We live in a society and culture that values an individual’s beauty and thinness.
Texting can affect your health, social skills, and education performance. Texting addiction can happen to anyone no matter the age. Kids as young as 12 are getting treatment for strain injuries that are caused by text addictions.Some kids ignore the injuries of sore wrists, thumbs, headaches, and shoulder pains. If left untreated for a long period of time, they may develop arthritis in the future according to Sunday Mail The Brisbane. In 2006 a survey by Virgin Mobile found 3.8 million people in Britain complained of injuries from text messaging according to Sydney Morning Herald.
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.
Social networking sites are used by over seventy-six percent of the adults in America ( ). The first social networking sites were created in 1997 ( ). Many people around the United States post daily on social media. Networking sites can be dangerous for a person but came become an addiction or a sensation to someone. These social networking sites are being used by companies and colleges as a new kind of background check.
Social media helps teens advance socially in the world, but it seems a side effect of social media is depression. Lara Devgan, a plastic surgeon in New York City and writer of ABC news, writes in her article, “Facebook May Be Making You Sad,” that a study from the University of Michigan shows that the more people use Facebook, the more unhappy they become. The study showed that users of social media sites were dissatisfied with their lives after they got off their social media site. People may get more friends on social media sites, but the more they see their friend’s lives, the more they are unhappy with their own lives. This is just a natural human action.
From The Young and the Digital Summary Essay In the article, From The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins challenges people in thinking about how race and class are different in the way they use mass media. In this particular section, Watkins discusses the difference between Facebook and Myspace and how their users differ in the races and class. Through extensive research, Watkins was able to conclude that there is a difference in websites used between whites, blacks, asians, and latinos. Along with lower and middle class people. According to a study done by Estzer Hargittai and Watkins, 83 percent of white students preferred Facebook and 57 percent still used Myspace.
Too much of anything is never a good thing. Negative psychological effects are common in individuals who actively participate on social media for hours on a daily basis. In 2008, UCLA conducted a study which revealed web users had literally altered their prefrontal cortexes due to, in part, to the fast pace of social networking sites rewiring the brain with repeated exposure. “In 2012, Medical News Today reported on a study suggesting that Facebook use may feed anxiety and increase a person's feeling of
Online computer exploration opens the world up for children, broadening their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, but they can be exposed to dangers as they explore the Information Highway. “Today, more than 25 million children in the United States, or 40% of children two to seventeen years old, are using the Internet” (McAfee 1). A study conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center found that almost “20 percent of children who regularly use the Internet reported receiving unwanted sexual solicitations on-line.” When you think about the fact that nearly half of American children now have online access and that teenagers spend an average of eight hours online each week, 20 percent is a disturbing
Our culture is changing; every day more people utilize cybernetic ways to communicate which reduces the quality of our interaction. On her essay, “Sex, Lies and Conversation”, Deborah Tannen points out that intimacy is the base of relationships, but how can intimacy exist if our communication levels these days do not even involve having a face to face conversation. Since the Internet and computers became more affordable, more people are becoming part of the cybernetic world. According to Wikipedia, there are over 500 million users on the most popular social networking websites, more than half of them are under 25. This means that most of the young members of our society are growing accustomed to a different kind of communication, perhaps one of less quality.