Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites
I was a bit surprised to find that most teens think that the interaction within these social networking sites is positive and kind. With everything that is highlighted in the news media, it appears that the opposite is true. It is also rare to see in the news instances where teens get involved to help someone that is being bullied.
Another statistic that was included in this article that I found to be taking a step in the right direction is that teens seek advice from parents and peers if they see cruelty taking place or if the bullying is happening to them. I was also glad to learn that parents “friend” or monitor their teens on social media. I believe that the communication between parents and teens is very important in becoming more knowledgeable in the cruelty, or lack thereof, that is taking place on social network sites.
Lenhart, A., Madden, M., Purcell, K., Rainie, L., Smith, A., & Zickuhr, K. (2011). Teens,
Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites.”: How American teens navigate the
new world of “digital citizenship.” Retrieved on May 6, 2014 from
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