Challenges Of Social Media Essay

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Challenges that society face because of social media

Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. In this generation, social media can have both a positive and negative impact on society. I believe that there are more aspects of social media that outweigh the benefits of social media. Aspects such as cyberbullying and permanent publications.
The one positive impact that social media has is that when something of importance happens in another country, within a very short space of time the rest of the world knows about it and as a result we broaden your general knowledge about current affairs. It is also beneficial to younger generations because we are so active on social media that we learn about global affairs by simply being on a social media platform. The other benefit of social media is that because social media is widely spread and most people are on a social media platform, we are able to create an awareness about a certain topic in no time, to thousands of people, instead by word of mouth which is a longer and a harder process. Instantly you have other people's opinions on the topic, in a matter of
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The first aspect that I am going to argue is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that uses electronic communication to bully a person. In this generation it done over social media platforms because it is easy to trace the victim as well as get many people to talk about it, considering almost everyone has some form of social media platform that they are on. Cyberbullying can take place over platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snap Chat. A study conducted shows that 80% of teenagers are cyberbullied via Facebook, 20% via Instagram and 18% via Twitter. These statistics are shocking. I personally feel that we pay way too much of attention to

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