In our society we use social media everyday. We as a society have started to use internet as our way of communication instead of actually socializing with one another. Though we do get many chances to be together sometimes we are still on social media even when you’re actually with friends or family.
Not only has the internet became a way of communication, but it’s also been used as a way to post your feelings, read others feelings, become a part of something, but it’s also been used as a weapon. Social media is a big and public place to be posting your feelings and thoughts. Anything you do or say on social media will forever be there, especially when you think you “deleted” it. Be careful on what you post. The bad post can come back at you quicker than you think.
Recently on all types of social media pages like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, society has started using it as a place to be mean, rude, and hateful towards one another instead of using the internet for it’s actual purpose (to connect with one another). It’s completely unbelievable! But what do you use social media for?
As a personal experience, I’ve used the internet as a way not to only communicate, but a way to get my anger out and to relieve myself of all the stress that gets put on me. I’ve tortured many online as a way of revenge, but after getting threatened or promised that bad things would happen to me, I stopped my ways. I stopped stooping so low to hurt others who’ve hurt me. I’ve been told so many times to be responsible on the Internet, to only post positives, and to ignore the evil that happens. I’ve also been told that I’m not going to be the person everyone likes; that there will always be someone who doesn’t like me, but that shouldn’t stop me from being me. “You can’t go hating others who have done wrong to you. Sometimes we get angry, but we must not condemn.”, says my mother.
There are many examples to be used, such as being accused for something you didn’t even commit. Today, teenagers aren’t experienced enough to talk it out. They stoop low to post their anger on the Internet. Is that the way to ‘work things out’? Of course not. It’s only making a situation worse than it already is. If people only remembered what the older days were like they would remember that if someone had an issue with another, they would talk face to face. Sadly, that rarely happens. If someone has the courage to come up to you and talk it out, you should really hear them out instead of letting your anger take over your mind. More than half the time what people hear are rumors with no visible proof. But if there is proof you should take a step back, relax, and approach the situation maturely. If not, then don’t even approach the situation. Just be the bigger person and avoid it.
Social media does have other examples that could be used in the way teenagers and parents use the Internet, but the main issue with social media is how so many people use it to cyberbully.
To me, the internet is a cowardly use of a weapon. It’s where people post “tough” words, but when it comes to the real thing the person isn’t as tough. They end up backing down. Society should see the internet as a face to face action. If you can’t say it in person, why post it? DON’T do anything on the Internet you wouldn’t do in person.
The way we as a society should use social media as a way to connect with others we don’t get to see often, and to get updates on current events. Not to attack others or call anyone out. All fights are temporary, and don’t last forever. You just have to know how to deal with it. Keep your head high throughout the issues; you’ll get through it.