Social networking has made it easy for people to be someone they are not. You can make others believe you have a certain persona that others may never know if you don’t meet in person. Social networking may discourage some from engaging in face-to-face conversation. But, despite such claims the concept remains popular.
Social networking sites may also be used to network professionally. On the negative side, the internet is laden with a number of risks associated with online commuinties. Cyber bullying, which refers to a type of bullying that is perpetrated using electronic technology, is one of the risks.