According to a recent survey, 20% of the youth think it to be perfectly safe to post their personal information and photos online.
Sometimes, an ex-boyfriend or spouse may get angry at the breakup of a relation and use social media to pursue the victim.
In another case, a relationship that was developed online gets sour and the personal information shared can be used by the stalker.
Some of this information is taken from a recent study conducted by reseachers at University of Rome.
They conducted a survey of 50,000 people to know about the effects of social media on their lives.
One of the big problems with social media sites is that the children often do not fully read or understand the privacy settings of their accounts.
They are unaware of the risks of disclosing unnecessary personal information.One of the often cited dangers of social media is cyber bullying.It occurs when a person uses sites like Facebook to adopt a threatening behavior towards someone during a discussion or sends threatening messages.Stalking is defined as the obsessive monitoring or attention towards the victim that may harass him or her.Cyber-stalking can be done in many different ways using social media.It is apparent from the results that overall the social media has a negative effect on the social well-being of an individual.