Pulling the Plug on Social Media
Cyberbullying has changed the way we think of Social Media.
Social Media is just the Beginning
Signs of Cyberbullying
Adolescents may become nervous whenever they receive a text-message or e-mail.
Adolescents become irritated or depressed after using Media.
Adolescents may become withdrawn from family and friends.
Flaws of the Media
Skidding to a Stop
Encountering cyberbullying causes emotional stress. An efficient plan to escape the negativity could just be to walk away. Not having any source of social media can lessen the emotional appeal towards negativity. Distractions are in every corner when it comes to social media. Is worrying about someone’s comment more important than accepting yourself? Hateful words surface the web making people feel insecure about their body figure or personality. Forcing people to change behind the screen is nearly impossible, but they don’t need to change, you do. Pull the plug, walk away from people telling you what you are not. “Cell Phones and social media outlets -- is linked to risky health behaviors, including eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, smoking and absenteeism from school."
In the End
Overall, there isn’t way that we can put an entire stop to the bullying online, but we can try. Social media is just quickening the downfall of our generation. Although we can not change people’s opinion, we can change the way we react. It is the first step towards the right direction.
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