Teens obsessed with social networks
There are many teenagers and young adults on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Tagged, myYearbook, and MocoSpace. These are all social websites that teenagers keep themselves plugged into. I do have a Facebook that I stay logged in to, but when I am really on my Facebook, I see many teenagers on right after school. There’s a trend of a mass login with Facebook after school. Many people cyberbully each other, and there have been many people that pick on others to make them feel really bad. In Dixon, there was a teenager who was cyberbullied through Facebook and is now very depressed. Her name will not be published to protect her privacy, but she left the local junior high because she was scared for her well being. There were many classmates bullying her, and when she finally stood up for herself on Facebook, the other girls threatened to hurt her because they said she “called them out on Facebook and for that she was gonna get jumped.” The next day at school, the girls ganged up on her and told her that she’d better watch her back. The cyberbullying that occurred turned into real life bullying. There are also games that are not for kids on Facebook that kids have access to. Kids can play games like Hemp Tycoon, a game that deals with an illegal drug. Its promotion of weed teaches kids how to grow hemp and to sell hemp that can be used as an illegal drug. There are also teenagers posting personal and family stuff on Facebook that should be kept private.
Twitter is a website where young adults and teens essentially post everything they do. They want you to follow them and read what they are going to do. Random things are posted such as “I am walking to Walmart” to “I’m walking into the doors” to “now im looking at a dress.” Kids follow and basically stalk each other. Through Twitter, Facebook, and tumblr, local teenagers stalk each other in town. Through Twitter, I can know where my friends are and what they are doing at any time they tweet. This attention to social media by the youths of our time is unhealthy.