The Internet : The Dangers Of Teenagers And The Internet

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Slam! Cries. "Honey, what's wrong?" "Nothing mom leave me alone." Why was she upset? Somebody at her school had photoshopped her head onto a nude photo and leaked it onto the internet. Now it is being reposted with comments designating her under the classification of being a "sl**." So she lies there in her room crying, leaving her no choice but to turn to and release all her feelings to her best friend, the internet. Teenagers make it appear as if their whole world revolves around the internet, they behave like it would be impossible to exist without it. They consume their entire day using it for complex purposes, from texting a friend on Snapchat to posting a photograph on Instagram to googling answers for homework, or even worse, cyberbullying another individual for "their personal enjoyment." The internet is wasting our lives away, and we are being deceived from the greater things in life, but we continue managing the internet as if it was our best friend. I think limiting time on the internet from teenagers would be a healthy step forward for our forthcoming generations. We must teach life is not supposed to be lived through a screen. The internet can be a dangerous outlet for teens. According to "Teens and the Internet: How Much is too Much?" by Stephanie Newman, "those who abuse the internet can become trapped in a cyber riptide of sorts, pulled in further and further as their time on-line increases, their school performance declines, and their family and peer
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