1 Are social networking sites a source of online harassment for teens? Student's Name Institutional Affiliation Course Name Instructor's Name Submission Date
2 Are social networking sites a source of online harassment for teens? Teenagers' utilization of social media sites (SNS) has seen a sharp rise in recent times. This has sparked worries regarding the possibility of SNS becoming a source of online mistreatment for adolescents. Sengupta and Chaudhuri (2011) studied this issue by examining the frequency of online bullying among youths who use social networking sites and the factors that give rise to it. The Pew InternetTM American Life Survey's Online Teen Survey data was used to explore the components that may cause online harassment, for example, the measure of time spent online, the sorts of websites viewed, and the forms of activities engaged in. Female gender, displaying personal info, parental guidance, working learners, more time on SNS, and lower educational accomplishment were identified as possible instigators of online harassment in the study. It was further noticed that parental characteristics such as marriage, money, education, and guidance affect a teen's likelihood of experiencing internet harassment. According to the study's findings, online harassment can have considerable repercussions for young people, including detrimental psychological health results and poorer academic achievement. This underscores the importance of raising cognizance about the achievable perils of online harassment and providing educational methods on how to accurately use social media platforms. Outreach endeavors directed at educating adolescents about online security and giving parental observation for their children's online action may also be successful in reducing the threat of online harassment. Although this study sheds illumination on the sources of online harassment that youngsters endure, more research is necessary to completely understand the breadth of the issue and find practicable solutions.
3 Reference Sengupta, A., & Chaudhuri, A. (2011). Are social networking sites a source of online harassment for teens? Evidence from survey data.Children and Youth Services Review,33(2), 284- 290.