Communicationhas become more effective with the use of the social media since itis feasible to share an idea or pass a message to the intendedindividuals within an exceedingly short time. This is considered asan advantage of using the social media. However, its use has alsocome with the idea of faceless communication, where one can sharehis/her ideas without fearing the consequences (Kowalski et al. 38).In this report, I will argue that the social media allows users toinsult, bully, and even threaten others without the fear of beingpunished.
Traditionally,bullying existed through physical means, where a person could comeout and attack another with words or even hitting the other. Thisused to happen through face-to-face encounters, and individuals usedto fear because they were exposed to the danger of being attacked byothers (Horowitz and Dorothy 84). However, with the emergence of thesocial media, it has now become possible for people to have facelesscommunication. Through the social media, individuals bully otherswithout the fear of being punished because they do so withoutface-to-face encounters.
Besides,as a result of having faceless communication, it has become a normfor people to insult one another through the social media without thefear of being punished (Horowitz and Dorothy 88). This is because thefaceless communication makes individuals have a less connectiontowards others.
Furthermore,with the social media, people make threats to others without the fearof being punished. This also emanates from the reasoning that peopletend to have faceless interactions, which have less concern to theemotions of an individual.
Inconclusion, it can be argued that the extent of bullying, insulting,and threatening others have gone to another level with the use of thesocial media. Because of the faceless nature of the interactions thatpeople have through the social media, they do not fear to bepunished.
Horowitz,Merle, and Dorothy M. Bollinger. Cyberbullyingin Within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student,Employee, and Parent Information.Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Print.
Kowalski,Robin M, Sue Limber, and Patricia W. Agatston. Cyberbullying:Bullying in the Digital Age.Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Print.