Bullying In Social Media

According to CNN, “On any given day teens in the United States spend about nine hours using media for their enjoyment, and when it comes to media on screen including laptops, smart phones, and tablets, teens on average spend six and a half hour0 on screen. ” (Wallace). Social media is growing every day, new apps and sites are being made constantly. Teens are always finding new ways to communicate to each other and post pictures of them. Today’s social media portrays the “ideal” body type and if people don’t look a certain way they might get bullied or use Photoshop to change their appearance. Many teens and young adults struggle with self-esteem. One thing that contributes to that would be social media and how society shows how we should look. …show more content…
Bullying has been a huge problem in the school system for years and only recently have people been shining a light on it. The most common form of bullying right now is cyber bullying. Bullying over the internet can cause may cause kids to feel hated and can even lead to suicide. Cyber bullying is an issue that needs to be stopped. People do not understand how many kids are actually bullied online. Statistics say that “over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online” (Hinuja, Popkin). Bullying is a problem that needs to be stopped. Society needs to pay more attention to those that are being bullied online. Because of cyber bullying kids that are being bullied online feel threatened. The Cyber Bullying Research Center states that 1 in 3 teens have experienced cyber threats. This is an issue that is being ignored by society at the point that it needs attention the most. Cyber bullying is an issue that is on the rise. If we do not stand up to it now and confront it, the issue will only get …show more content…
Parents do not realize the effects that cyber bullying has on its victims. Many kids first start felling “depressed, sad, angry, and frustrated” (Hinuja, Patchin). These are only the least severe outcomes of cyber bullying. Cyber bullying has the ability of getting into the victims head and making them feel like they don’t know what to do or they may feel like somehow this situation is their fault. Some other outcomes of the effects of cyber bullying are victims starting to not do well in school. They may feel threatened and not want to even show up to school, feeling so depressed. Cyber Bullying Research center states that cyber bullying is linked to low self-esteem. Because of this children could possibly be held back from being successful in life and school. This issue can cause the events that happened to a victim to be stuck in their head for life. Although worst case scenario would be that a victim of cyber bullying feels so worthless that they commit suicide to get away from the problems. Parents, schools, and authorities need to see what the effects of cyber bullying can do before worse comes to

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