Social Media And The Effects Of Cyber Bullying And Privacy

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From Facebook, to Twitter, Snapchat, as well as Instagram, no matter what social media, we are using, we can all agree on one thing, social media has affected us in one way or another. However, as time passes, we can agree that the effect has become more negative than positive. From, “You should totally post that! Why are we not Facebook friends? Snapchat me! Are you going to post that?” Major aspects that social media has had an effect on is productivity, cyber bullying, and privacy. Since social media was first started, it showed many problems, however, now the effects are more clearly seen. Our productivity has decreased, cyber bullying has grown at a much extended amount, and because of social media our privacy is at risk.

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People think in order to stay modern you have to keep up and sometimes you are forced to keep with these crazy trends. Cyber bullying has become dangerous, people put themselves in risk by trying to stay up with trends, minors are putting themselves in problems they don’t need, and it also creates self-esteem …show more content…
Privacy is a big problem because of social media, people give others entrance to their lives by giving email addresses, person information such as their address, or even social security, and also people give their bank or credit information. The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and twitter, is “seriously deficient,” according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer Magazine. “Although social networking sites continue to attract millions of diverse users worldwide, they remain plagued by privacy compromises that breed users dissatisfaction and lack of trust, “ said co-author Awais Rashidia Lancaster University professor and director of Security Lancaster. Many may ask why giving their email address is dangerous, well researchers can use just email addresses to find out private details about their targets. When opening an account, for example on Facebook, personal information is required, putting this on there gives you a higher risk for anyone to access your information like your address, age, and even your social security. “Facebook is transferred from a public space to a behavioral laboratory,” says a study, which cites a Harvard-based research project of 1,700 college-based Facebook users in which it becomes possible to “deanonymize parts of this data set, or cross-reference anonymous data

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