Social Networking Thesis

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TOPIC: Effects of Social Networking to Teenagers
THESIS STATEMENT: Social Networking is one of the major causes of cyber bullying and personal fraud which lead to depression, and privacy issues among teenagers.

I. Social networking causes cyber bullying and personal fraud. A. It causes cyber bullying
1. No direct contact between bullies and victims that is why bullies do not fear anymore. 2. Social networking is accessible for bullies to find victims. B. It causes personal fraud

1. Scammers steal identities for financial gains.
2. Posers threaten one’s relationship to the community. II. Cyber bullying and personal fraud leads to several problems. A. It causes depression
1. It is embarrassing to the victim’s part.
2. It brings fear to the victim.
3. It instills traumatic experience to the victim.
B. It causes isolation
1. It weakens strong ties between the victim and the people surrounding him or her. 2. It interferes with the interpersonal skills.
C. It promotes invasion of privacy
1. It trespasses the personal space of the victim.
2. It plagiarizes the personal information of the victim.

Introduction

A social networking is an online interaction service that managed to build people and connect them with shared interest. Social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter has attracted millions of users who have integrated these sites into their daily practices. Some sites cater to diverse audiences while others attract people based on their common language or national –based identity by making their own blog in the web. Last year, there are 483 million daily active users on average in December 2011 and they had 845 million monthly active users at the end of the said year (Facebook, 2011). Moreover, these sites are becoming so popular in the status quo because it continuously attract many people especially Teenagers since their interests are being catered by these websites .Besides, virtual communities enhance people’s friendship and love relationship. In line with this, three of many features that SNS could offer- first, users can make their own profile that would associate to their selves and users could easily edit it as much as they want to share their information by adding friends. Second, there is an instant messaging, so you can easily communicate to other parts of the world in your place and time. And lastly you could check the other users’ profile including their pictures and read their personal information without their permission. Further, today’s generation has become so technology dependent. Students tend to consult the educational related websites such as Google to supply their needs from time to time but then they also visited other websites including Facebook to check their profile and ended up they spend too much using Facebook rather than making their assignments or whatsoever. Having these statement we could accumulate that Social Networking Sites brought a great impact to the youth especially teenagers. Thus, this impact could be advantageous and disadvantageous. What are the negative effects of social networking and what are the problems that result from these effects? Now, this term paper aims to discuss the effects of social networking sites to teenagers. It increasingly interest academic and industry researchers who were intrigued by Social Networking Sites’ affordability and reach. Besides, we researchers want to specify that we would like to discuss only negative effects of Social Networking Sites to teenagers focusing with these areas. First, Social Networking causes cyber bullying and personal fraud. How are these two connected? According to Ann Frisén, Professor of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Cyber bullying occurs when new technologies such as computers used to harass or bully somebody. The perpetrators often use...
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