Imagine having a conversation with your friends about someone who is being abused, either physically or emotionally, by their partner. Would they say something along the lines of ‘Why don’t they just leave?’ or ‘I would never let someone hit me, I’d leave!’ More importantly, how many of those friends sitting round the table with you were the victims of domestic abuse, but would have never admitted that?
Over the last few years we have experienced a boom in social networking websites, with the most popular being Facebook and Twitter. These websites provide people with a sense of belonging, they allow them to stay connected with their friends and family and many people use social media to make professional connections. However, despite all the obvious advantages, social media technology has many negative effects.