The Impact Of Social Media On Children, Adolescents, And Families

1368 Words Jan 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Social media, today has grown to a level where not even professors could understand the rapid growth of social media in the last decade. Although most of the parents and the older generation discourage social media due to the seriousness of cyber attack, sexualisation and paedophiliac actions social media also has many positives. When teens use such websites as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and twitter, there will always be a negative and positive effect on the person. According to Statasia, In November 2015 more than 1.63 billion have a registered account of some sort online. This figure shows just how much social media is a part of our lives. The NSW Schools government website defines Cyberbullying as “bullying through information and communication technologies”. The article “The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families” (April, 2011) discusses the impact and importance of social media, has on among children and teens. The World Wide Web is the main platform that adolescents use to socialise with friends and families. There are several websites where the most common form of bullying takes place. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Snapchat and Instagram are all website and applications where mistreatment takes places every single day. A recent survey conducted showed how much of a threat victimisation is among adolescents. It showed that “22% of teenagers log on to their favourite social media site more than 10 times a day, and more than half of adolescents log…

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