We live in a generation where we are so dependent on technology that it is as addictive as a drug.However, it must be mandatory in schools to educate students on the correct and safe access of social media. It must be compulsory for children to learn about the consequences of social media, as it is a potentially damaging and destructive environment, which can lead to a variety of issues including mental illness, addiction and cyberbullying. Some people state that if children are old enough to have a social media account or phone, they should be able to responsibly use the internet. Wrong. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it states that people between the ages of 15-24 suicide is the third leading cause of death due to cyberbullying.Do we not owe it to the 69% of youth that sadly end their lives because of online taunts and harassments?