How to stop being a victim of the internet
Teens can’t wait for their first selfie and the Internet is in full-blown meltdown.
The first selfies are so much fun.
So much fun, in fact, that they’re making headlines every single day.
In December, a 19-year-old student from Los Angeles was allegedly harassed by someone on the internet after posting a selfie with a friend on Facebook.
The incident led to widespread outrage on social media.
Last year, a teenager from Texas was arrested after posting pictures of herself to Instagram with the caption “Just had a selfie at a church.”
The Instagram post sparked an online firestorm.
Last month, a Texas teen was arrested for allegedly posting a photo of himself holding up an American flag and other items that could be considered offensive to the flag.
A Facebook post claiming that the teen was responsible for an attack on a soldier in Afghanistan caused an uproar, and she was charged with a hate crime.
The next year, an Indiana teenager was arrested on charges of “inciting” others to hate in response to a photo that had been shared on Instagram of her wearing a shirt with the slogan, “Love Trumps Hate.”
In January, a man was arrested in Oklahoma after allegedly posting photos of himself wearing a “Happy Thanksgiving” T-shirt that read, “I’m here to say that the holidays are not about you.
They’re about me and my family.
I am a human being, and if you’re not going to be here for me in the next few days, I will not be here.”
The post drew widespread criticism.
The following month, several other teens were arrested after an Instagram post featured a photo showing a black-and-white photograph of a man wearing a Confederate flag.
A few weeks later, a woman in Texas was sentenced to 30 days in jail after she allegedly posted pictures of a young woman wearing a mask on Facebook with the statement, “If you’re black, please don’t go out there.
This isn’t Halloween.”
The social media meltdown was so bad that several major news outlets stopped covering the story for several weeks.
Some outlets, like NBC, said they were unable to find the original post.