Essay on Social Media Has Its Pros And Cons

1743 Words Apr 14th, 2016 7 Pages
While most people do not realize how much of an effect social media has on them, studies have shown social media has its pros and cons. Pros being that social media helps connect others easily; the cons are that it helps bullies continue their pestering online any time they want. More than half youth students have been bullied or engaged in bullying over the Internet (“Bullying Statistics”). Some studies have been done on cyberbullying like this US Legal article about the pestering corruption. The National Crime Prevention Council states this type of harassment as “the process of using the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person” (“Cyber Bullying Law & Legal Definition”). People who bully others do not think about the effect they are causing while harassing their victim.
In saying that, while cyberbullying was not much of a concern to most people years ago, the problem was acknowledged when a male student at Rutgers University committed suicide (Curley 48). His execution took place when two peers posted a video online of the student having a sexual encounter with a man (Curley 48). As anyone would know, if a person is publically humiliated with something of that occurrence, very few people would be able to emotionally stand the aggravation and be able to live their life without being teased about his or her past actions. Someone might think that because the bullying is happening through a computer or…

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