Social Enslavement Essay

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The 21st century has brought upon the modern world much of the new advancements in the fields of medicine, technology, and even personal entertainment. No one in the 1990’s could have predicted some of the devices that exist today like a portable telephone which utilizes the compatibilities of a watch, compass, camera, recorder, and even flashlight in a single portable device known as the I-Phone. The boom in the technological industry has prompted many new entrepreneurs to thrive in a competitive market, and has led to more wealthy millionaires. The most popular innovation that’s come out of the technological boom during the early 21st century is the establishment of social media.
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You can’t just message your friend two continents over without receiving data charges or without introducing yourselves face to face and exchanging contact information. Facebook is so interconnected that by the end of a single day you could be friends with a person in China, Argentina, France, and even Great Britain without even leaving your house. The versatility of Facebook and other social media helps to add availability across different devices such as tablets, smart phones, and tv’s. Some schools even encourage social media as a means of providing extra support between students and parents with their teachers going as far as even having district run standardized tests being online now(www.cps.edu) . What’s so negative about an innovation such as social media which has been so beneficial in connecting people from across the globe to each other and making the classroom experience more stimulating?
Every issue is double-sided and social media is no exception. The use of social media by over every part of the world with internet connect ability is beneficial, but also creates further problems that wouldn’t have even been visible without social media. One of the most dangerous aspects to emerge from social media is cyber bullying. “Any harassment that occurs via the internet, cell phones, or other devices” (www.definitions.uslegal.com), and the number of incidents has been drastically rising. Anyone can be a cyber-bully regardless of age, race, gender, or any other factors. It only takes one comment on a site to start as a cyber-bully and once that comment is typed into the site it never leaves the internet. The bully can go as far as hacking other sensitive information that their victim owns and use it to track the victim to other parts of the internet where no real action can be taken by the victim other than to stay off of their own computer. Physical bullying only happens at a certain location and the victim can flee to safety, but on the internet there is nowhere to hide and no cyber bully restrictions....

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