Dangers of Social Networking

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What is narcissism?

Social media is bad because teenagers especially can spend way to much time on it. If people spend too much time on it, they can become narcissistic. Narcissism can turn you selfish and self absorbed (narcissism is vanity; fascination in oneself). Unfortunately, narcissism isn't just caused by Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD). It can be caused by way too much time on the social media. Teenagers get it because, social media is shallow and non empathetic. On social media it's all about you, how many likes you get and how many comments you recieve.

How to stop and prevent narcissism

If someone is narcissistic, there is a way to stop it. All a narcissistic person has to do is do something else rather than the computer. ie: juggling. This will put their mind on something else for a while. Therefore, their personality will change, and they might become interested in juggling. To prevent narcissism, you have to make sure you don't spend hours and hours a day on social media.

What is cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying is a common thing:

  • About 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online with one in four being verbally attacked more than once.
  • About 35 percent of kids have been threatened online.
  • About 58 percent of kids and teens have reported that something mean has been said about them or to them online.
  • Other bullying statistics show that about 77 percent of students have admitted to being the victim of one type of bullying or another.

Cyber bullying can happen at any age. It is when a person say's mean things about another online or emails or messages them mean, scary or unkind things.

How to stop and prevent cyber bullying

To stop cyber bullying, you have to tell someone straight away. Cyber bullying is a clever way to bully, because someone can cyber bully you under the name of someone else, or anonymous, so you don't even know who is bullying you. To prevent cyber bullying, you have to make sure that you never make friends online with a mean person that you don't like. You should also never reply to any mean emails or messages.

The good things (pros) about social media

The bad things (cons) about social media

So be careful and aware of the dangers of social media at all times

By Gabrielle Merinuk, 4/5T