The Internet And The Internet : The Emotionless Reality

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Internet: The Emotionless Reality

The internet revolutionized the way of communicating. Subsequently, social media transformed the way of expressing ideas, sharing feelings, and relating to people. While more young people connect online, they never seemed more socially disconnected with each other than now. Because of the emotionless nature of the Net young people find themselves dumbfounded when confronted with real-life events in the classroom and other social activities. As a result, teenagers long for real-life interactions and meaningful life experiences without knowing where to begin.
The behavior teenagers express online differs from that in real life. Young people can create personas that surpass them in audacity and bravado. They say and do things they would never attempt in the classroom or state at home. For example, a perfectly straight-A student who threatens no one suddenly posts death threats to his bully. In data collected from 30 schools (middle school and high school) Catherine Steiner-Adair a Clinical Psychologist recorded, “messages and content that they would never say to someone’s face, language that, if used with classmates at school would lead to disciplinary action.” (The Big Disconnect) So why do seemingly good teenagers to act in such disturbing manner?
When social media made its introduction to the public, the consequences appeared irrelevant at the time. For example, MySpace and early Facebook phase seemed naive; moreover, one could post a

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