Does Social Media Affect Us?
By: Bazleah Higgins
Social media leads to cyberbullying and sometimes suicide:
"Social networks give people access to options and tools that were previously unheard of. "Cyber crimes and cyber bullying have become extremely popular because of the thrill they provide. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the dangers of these social networking sites as your teenager could be at risk.""Cyber bullying can seriously affect your child’s psyche and cause disturbing repercussions that can affect their emotional well-being."
"There are a few things you can do to counter the dangers of these social networking sites. Parents of children who are under 13 years of age should have some kind of parental supervision plan in place to keep track of what their child is doing on the Internet. Parents should educate their children about the dangers of social networking sites and discuss the relationship between teen suicide and social networks. This way, your child can be aware of any potential dangers and threats posed by cyber bullying."
Social media has a big impact on our lives. ("Do Social Media Lead To Suicide"?). People are most bullied on social media in todays lives. Parents need to watch more whats going on rather than not caring. ("Do social media lead to suicide"?).
What I Think....
Social Media Becomes To Addictive:
"There's no official medical recognition of social networking addiction as a disease or disorder. Still, the cluster of behaviors associated with heavy or excessive use of social media has become the subject of much discussion and research."
"Addiction usually refers to compulsive behavior that leads to negative effects. In most addictions, people feel compelled to do certain activities so often that they become a harmful habit, which then interferes with other important activities such as work or school." "In that context, a social networking addict could be considered someonewith a compulsion to use social media to excess--constantly checking Facebook status updates or "stalking" people's profiles on Facebook, for example, for hours on end."
More and more kids and people are always on social media (Walker, Lelie). They never just have a day outside they are always on a phone posting and tagging. Parents should also watch how much their kids and even them are on social media.
What I Think....
Where I Got My Information...
"Do Social Networking Sites Lead to Suicide?" 19 May 2015.Newsmax. N.p., 29 Nov. 2010. Web.
Walker, Leslie. "What Is Social Networking Addiction?" N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2015.