So the Drama: why do teens expose others on social media? (Editorial)

Chaela Williams

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Nowadays, teens take to social media platforms like Twitter to call out others. (Please note: this is a fake tweet)

Whispers start as soon as they hit send. Nowadays, social media seems to be the best place to either start or settle drama.

For some reason, it has become a trend, even a norm for students to ”expose” others on social media. But the question is, why do people choose social media as an outlet instead of facing the issue in person.

Even though the “exposers” try to justify their actions and why they called-out others for doing them wrong, it’s still a cowardly act.

Exposing can be somewhat beneficial for cases of cheating where you’re able to taint the person’s image and use it as a warning, but you’re only drawing more attention to yourself and that individual.

Some get called out for petty reasons by the “exposers” because not only can they not handle the situation in real life but they can use social media to twist the truth and turn people against the person they’re trying to expose.

As soon as the tweet, snap, or picture is posted, it’s open to the public to observe and speculate.

It’s basically open season for outside individuals to express their opinions and to make fun/humiliate the person who is being targeted. Personally, I see drama online on a daily basis and do you know what I do when I see it? Nothing. I look at it for a quick second and scroll past it because not only is it obnoxious but it’s really not worth my time.

Starting drama online is immature and unnecessary; it damages a person’s image and creates a public spectacle (which creates more issues). Grow up and learn to talk to the person face-to-face instead of pathetically hiding behind a computer screen.