Margaret O. Massachusetts

Social media

Social media causes children and adults to be stalked and lead into violence.

Dear future president,

Social media leads children and adults into social disorders, stalkers and violence. Think of all of the children that are constantly harassed or threatened online, or the disorders that social media gives them. For inistance facebook is a prime source of SAD social anxiety disorder.You could make a big difference by addressing this problem and fixing it.

Children and adults who attach themselves to social media all day everyday and children and adults who don’t are still at risk of stalkers and violence.Worded by 63% of profiles are visible to the public on facebook. 55% of them unwillingly share information to people they don’t know. 3 out of 10 teens in the U.S are stalked by people that they don’t know. Here are just a few statistics about stalkers on social media. Think of all of the people that are being followed without knowing and remember that these people are still out there doing it to another person. We don’t know if they are using violence and we are just watching and letting this unfold right in front of our eyes. We need to do something about it or this is going to keep happening now and for generations to come.

Since I would not like to see this happen, this is what I would like you to do about it. We should restrict the amount of social media apps that are put out to the public. With social media it's just disaster waiting to happen. When people ‘tag’ friends in pictures it is giving away other people's information that some people don't want other than their friends knowing. Also people think they have the freedom and the right to post and chat and tweet about other people without their permission. Some people “ may not recognize that posting personal information may lead to contacts from sexual predators, identity theft, fraud, or stalking—or that anyone could post a bogus profile to disparage, misrepresent, harass, threaten, or embarrass them.” is what Ed. Stefan Kiesbye.

I strongly uphold my point but this is what some people counter on my argument. Look at“Rick, a 70-year-old grandfather never asks anyone for permission to post the photos publicly despite getting several complaints from family members.” this is how Larry D Rosen, Mark L Carrier and Nancy A Cheever would put it. Some other people don’t like my ideas. People get so attached to their phones that they don’t see the world around it like “Jane is hooked on social media. Before she gets out of bed in the morning, she grabs her iPhone from the nightstand and checks for status updates from her friends” is how Larry, Mark and Nancy put it. These people need to figure out what is real and what isn’t.

To leave this letter with heart and emotion here are some of my last words. I think we should limit the freedom on social media for the better. Think of all of the crime you would be stopping. Help these children live a better life. Give them a life worth living. Without stalking opportunity and ungiven privacy give this the attention this deserves for the better.

Thank you,


Glenbrook Middle School

Grade 7 English Language Arts

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