The Internet And Social Media Essay example

1483 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
How would interaction be a benefiting concept in life, when it is no longer practiced? The lack of communication between people among themselves, because of the Internet and social media, is an unnoticed life-affecting problem. Children 13 years of age and younger should not be allowed to use social media for the fact that it may provoke (short and long term) negative outcomes. Within these outcomes, cyber bullying, sexual harassment, and interpersonal skills are included.
To begin with, sexual harassment is not a foreign concept, nor is it unheard of throughout the world in modern day. Girls at the age of 13, or younger, are not capable or mature enough to control their diverse emotions. At this age they are still considered children, vulnerable, as well as naïve, which are easily taken advantage of by cruel people. An experiment produced by Coby Pirson on YouTube portrays examples of how easy it is for young girls to be taken advantage of. In the beginning of his video Pirson states, -“I made a fake profile on Facebook posing as a 15 year old boy, with the parents permission I sent a friend request to 3 girls ages 14, 13, and 12 years old. I’ve been talking to these girls for the past 3 or 4 days…” For each of the experiments Coby involves the girls’ parent(s), so when Coby asked 13-year-old Michaela to meet him at the park, Michaela’s dad was alongside Coby. Once Michaela arrived at the park she didn’t recognize Coby because as far as she knew, she was meeting a…

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