In Lewin's essay, “Study Finds Teenagers' Internet Socializing Isn't Such a Bad Thing” demonstrates the support that the writer states towards the amount of time teens spend on the Internet.
The essay caught my attention because it’s incredible to read about something clearly bizarre coming from a person that is not well informed about what the teens do exactly while on the Internet and what can be interpreted from the extra attention and usage of the Internet. Lewin states that the usage of Internet by teens does benefit them but, it is very rare that a person can make this kind of judgments based on so little proof. The essay she wrote is very contradictory to what she wants to get across Parents need to be aware of all the …show more content…
Teens addicted to being in constant navigation of the Internet only think about finding the chance of logging in and streaming the web. The teens, mainly students, have the tendency of using their cell phones during class time which prevents them from focusing on the lecture and for that they tend to fall behind. In the essay, Lewin supports the fact that teens are allowed to navigate the Internet and also states that teens are learning by participating with so much technology that will help them succeed
(Lewin). How can participating in such ways with the Internet and the socializing via electronically help them? It only makes them more dependent to the media and towards people less capable of socializing. The incapability of interaction with another being increases because they don't feel comfortable because they isolate to a world in which they can express their feelings freely and where they are not judge based on their looks. The expectations of always trying to be the best at something or look the best is not helpful at times; it’s the excuse that many parents have when asked why they let their children use the Internet so much. It’s not understandable how in what ways the Internet Faking a life that they are not living to the fullest makes it even harder for them to face the real world and to interact even with their families. Lewin exclaims that learning to navigate and use the Internet is a way that they keep
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According to By Rainie and Hitlin (2005), “there is agreement among teens and their parents about the role that the internet plays in teens’ education. Eighty-six percent of teens, and 88% of online teens, believe that the internet helps teenagers to do better in school. Eighty percent of parents and 83% of parents of online teens agreed with that proposition”. Wright (n.d) shares that “the Internet contains a wealth of knowledge that is available instantly upon any search. Because of this, the Internet has superseded libraries as a source for information gathering and research. Many teachers will now ask students to visit specific websites to study from home, and online encyclopedias provide masses of knowledge on almost every topic imaginable. The variety of sources allows students to pursue subjects in much greater detail rather than being limited to whatever the teacher sends home”.
One of the most arguable topics today is teenage internet usage. Many people think that teens today spend too much time on the internet and should be out in the experiencing life in the real world. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Christy Matte, writer of “10 Great Things Teens Learn While “Playing” Online” says the time that teens spend on the internet is useful and will subsequently enhance their computer skills. She explains the skills you learn on the internet and those skills are necessary in teens futures. The amount of time that teenagers spend online is justified since it will refine their computer skills that colleges and employers will be looking for in applicants.
The Author uses the evidence of a personal experience, research on the subject, and Marcus Arnold. The Author first uses his personal experience to state his point that the internet is a bad place for adolescents. He starts this by explaining about how his crushes father was a man who "struck terror into the hearts of 15-year-old boys". He then uses more information to get to his personal experience with her father and how he gained some level of respect from him. He pushes his point in saying he didn't use the internet, but if he had to go through the same scenario again today, he probably would have. In his next point the author uses research from scientist and institutes to move his point another step further. He starts off by stating his
As a teenager, I completely agree with the argument that Goldwasser is presenting. I myself have heard adults say “You would learn more if you put your phone down”, or “If you spend as much time browsing the internet as you did a book, you would be a genius”, but this article is the first time I have ever heard an adult agree with the way that technology is shaping our generation. Adults tend to think that websites such as Twitter or Instagram are useless and time consuming, but what they don’t realize is that it provides teenagers with a way to express themselves by posting a status or a tweet.
Aided by the convenience of smartphones, tablets, and computers, the Pew Research Center has found that 92% of teens are online daily, with open access to harmful material that can affect developing minds permanently, and set up habits that can damage their potential for success in the future. An even more shocking 24% of teens say that they are online “almost constantly.” As a tenth grader in Carolina Day’s upper school, I’ve witnessed the daily activities of students who confirm these statistics. To them, navigating the internet is second nature, and that is where the real danger lies. While at school, they are still granted connection to every game, social media site, and free essay resource, without limits. Unrestricted and unlimited access to the internet is negatively impacting Carolina Day School’s environment by affecting interpersonal relationships, stunting the positive development of the brain, and decreasing the chance of students gaining critical life skills.
She writes, “They’re connected, they’re collaborative, they’re used to writing about themselves,” referring to the new culture created by teen internet users (Goldwasser 1). Goldwasser continues to argue teens to have an exponentially wider grasp on the world. She cites their ability to watch famous speeches, read award winning novels, share their opinions, and share their own stories as proof of the usefulness of the internet. Nevertheless, fear of the online world persists. Teenagers now have access
As of the twenty-first century, a growing trend in the usage of technology in daily life activities has become more apparent. Our increasing appetite for speed and convenience has propelled us a hundred years closer to the stars. Technology as a whole has opened up countless opportunities for social advancement and innovations, but at the same time created a void that swallowed many of its “followers”. Danah Boyd’s viewpoint in “Whether it’s bikes or bytes, teens are teens,” illustrates an opinion that rejects the idea of parents shrouding their children from the internet in attempt to retain their innocence. Wholeheartedly agreeing with Boyd, my experiences in life have persuaded me to believe that allowing a child to formulate their own personal
“Internet, mobility, and multimedia are important technology tools that are used in education industry” (Hameed 372).Although the internet is an important tool in the classroom and out, it does have downsides. Websites have become more commercialized, and this has made searching through websites difficult since not all websites are reliable. In the Journal done by Shihab Hameed he says that statistics show that teenagers use the internet more than adults, they use the internet to play games, listen to music and meet new people. Hameed also mentions that it reduces student activity. Students are able to get solutions to homework and as result
A majority of reading is done on the phone, from applications such as ¨Wattpad¨, fan fiction, online textbooks and online libraries. While a large portion of a home and school work is done online, teens don't have time to look up from their screen. Truthfully adults are not that much better with technology and the amount of time they spend on it but maybe for more productive reasons but all the screen time can not be good on the eyes. “ 93% of Young Adult(18-29) and 81% of Adults(30-49) are using the internet daily” (Lenhart, 2010). Along with teens, adults are using internet on the daily especially at work since a majority of companies have upgrades and joined in on the online stores, online shopping and promoting companies online because a majority of their target audience is known as the technology generation, teens but that doesn't mean that the whole planet will even have access to internet or simply technology. Teens need to understand what the real world is like and how they have to live their lives without Internet but with modern technology constantly changing it makes it hard to control what social media accounts and other internet websites that teens are using now days. “Teens today can be known as “digital natives,” are part of the first U.S. generation to be so closely identified with technology” (Ahuja,
Today in this world of technology teens spend way too much time online. This in time becomes addicting for many people, just as a man with his cigarette, he can't go a day without one. I think teens should be limited to their online use. My position will we explained further on in this argumentative essay.
The first reason why the internet is not good for students is that the internet has lots of interesting things to do, and it takes many hours away from studying. In 1980s, it was almost impossible to spend many hours with the Internet. It is completely different in the 21st century. The Internet is widely used throughout the world, and the industry has massively grown. The Internet became the most interesting toy created by human. The Internet has become the necessity of life and has become our best friend. There are three most entertaining uses of the internet students likely spend their time. First, the most general use of the internet is internet surfing. By surfing the internet students can access many web sites on the internet and get knowledge they are interested in. For example, students do not need to stay in library for a whole day to do a research. With searching engines, students can easily and quickly have information what they look for. They also can shop, reserve, watch videos, or pay their bills through the Internet. It is proven that young people in North America spend considerable hours for surfing through the net. According to Nicholas Carr, an author of the book the Shallows,
In contemporary times, the technological advancement known as the Internet, has revolutionized the way in which society is educated. This tool greatly impacts not only the field of education, but every aspect of society. Indeed, Lewin documents, “those ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day” (A1), connected to the Internet. This citation illustrates the extensive amount of time today’s youth are online. To that end, the Internet is prevalent in many homes throughout the world and continues to influence the way in which people are educated both in the classroom and even while performing homework. The impact of the Internet becomes evident when one begins to examine similarities and differences between the slew of
In this article “Teens and Technology 2013” by Pew Internet & American Life Project shows statistics between teens internet access and teen and tablet ownership. Now these days most teens are online. The article says, “Fully 95% of teens are online” (“Teens and Technology). Internet can be accessed through cellphones, tablets, and mobile devices(“Teens and Technology). The younger the age group, the more use of internet occurs. Pew Internet & American Life Project wanted to show facts and graphs on internet use for teens. The information could open people’s eyes and see how much teens are using the devices with internet.
Macklin’s point is that people have become so dependent Internet that is has strongly effected everyday life. “Even 15-year old boys are sharing some part of their feelings with someone out there”(Goldwasser 237). By stating this Goldwasser demonstrates how dependent teens have become on the Internet. People are beginning to avoid any personal interaction and they are taking their problems to the computer where they will spend hours trying to make themselves feel better. This way of coping could not only be dangerous for ones health but it could be extremely risky.