The Social Networking Era

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Ever since the frenzy of the social networking era began privacy has been an issue. People are more vulnerable now than they ever were before because of this. Social networking can be a positive thing, if it was used mainly for the purpose that it was created for, however sadly people utilize social networking sites to call out, harm, or even embarrass others. Everything that has been posted on any social website can be seen by friends, family, potential employers, or any random stranger that comes across what has been posted. In other words, everything put on the internet can be seen by anybody in the world. Anything put out there online can have an effect on a person, whether it be negative or positive. Social media has become popular …show more content…
Teens are finding it easier to harass other teens online. The fact that they can say something, anonymously or not, online makes it easier to harass another person without having to do it face to face. Something that makes it easier for them obtains to the fact that teens believe that there will be less consequences if they do it online. Most schools will ignore the problem and not handle it because they consider it to be a situation that occurs outside of school. It has continuously become easier for teens to start rumors on social media sites. With sites like Yik Yak they can do it anonymously, and there are many teens that utilize social media sites that any rumor that was put on them would spread rapidly to everyone in their school. It would not only be seen by other students, it would also be seen by anybody that came across it. That includes parents. Most of the time, though parents will not do anything about it either, they will brush it off and say that kids are just being kids and that it is not significant. Even though it may not seem like a huge deal to some people, however cyber bullying continues to be an issue in today 's society and needs to be taken more …show more content…
Teens and young adults are prone to peer pressure, especially while they are in school. They let their friends pressure them into doing things that could be potentially harmful or hurtful to themselves or to others. They believe that their peers will accept or respect them if they complete the actions that they are pressured into doing. Other times they do it to attempt to impress their friends or people that they would like to be friends with. One of the worst things about being a teenager is the continuous pressure that is almost in other words forced upon them by others, whether it happens by peers or parents. When teens are pressured online it is usually their friends who are pressuring them to do it. They can be pressured into posting embarrassing picture or secrets about someone on a social media website that they or their friends resent. They get caught up in the moment of pleasing somebodys wish that they forget how hurtful it can be towards the person that they are doing it to. Just by posting one simple thing they can cause so much pain to another individual, and they can not even begin to comprehend the pain that they have caused to that

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