Use Of Technology For Our Youth Essay

1723 Words Mar 7th, 2016 7 Pages
In today’s society, there are various technology options available for our youth to use to interact with other people. Social media sites, cell phones, and on-line gaming are just a sample of what is available to our youth through the internet. All of these outlets make communication with others easier, but also increases the act cyber bullying. Cyberbullying is defined by the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2016). It wasn’t that long ago that most children didn’t have access to computers. Just a generation ago, the internet didn’t exist and the only way children had access to computers was in school in the computer lab once a week. Today, on the other hand, computers are everywhere and children have access to computers daily. Schools are now embracing the use of technology for teaching, even handing out personal use laptops in some schools. While this technology is a useful tool to help children grow and learn, it is also a dangerous element that has led to increased negative effects including cyber bullying. As a parent, it is devastating to hear stories of children using technology to bully other children. Many acts of bullying on social media are very similar to those in the real world, only in a digital form. The long lasting impact of a cyber bully act is also similar to that of someone being bullied in real life. Social media is a breeding ground for this negative behavior,…

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